Song : Gordon Lightfoot , Sundown

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"Sundown," by Gordon Lightfoot: Released in 1974, this song helped propel the Canadian artist to the top of the charts. Lightfoot has been quiet about the story behind the song, but he gave several clues over the years. The song is widely thought to be a story about a man whose unfaithful lover left him alone to enjoy a night on the town to meet another man, but that he is too in love with her to end their relationship. Other rumors were that the song was about Lightfoot's first marriage, where he began to suspect his wife was having an affair. In April 1975, Crawdaddy magazine quoted him as saying, "All it is, is a thought about a situation where someone is wondering what his lover is doing at the moment. He doesn't quite know where she is. He is not ready to give up on her, either, and that's about all I got to say about that." There are rumors that "Sundown" was inspired by his girlfriend (not his wife), Cathy Smith, later more infamously known for her involvement in the drug overdose and death of actor John Belushi. Lightfoot has commented in interviews that Cathy Smith was, "the one woman in my life who most hurt me." As a popular folk singer in North America, Lightfoot also had several other hits, including "If You Could Read My Mind," and "The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald." Another note: "When I get feeling better when I'm feelin' no pain," is a reference to his struggles with alcoholism. Vocabulary and terms for study: Sundown Satin Confess (Confession) Creeping (Creepin') Take Care Back Stairs Shame Hard Lovin' Woman Other areas for study: ya = you whatcha = what you dropping of "g" in "ing" words, such as: lying, creeping, feeling, and winning Enjoy! Derek Fichtner Seoul, South Korea

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Teacher at a university in Seoul.

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