UNRELEASED SONGS
 
Unreleased Songs And Lyrics

Listed below are titles of Lightfoot compositions that were never officially released by him.
Some may never have even been recorded.  Notes included where appropriate.

Click on grey song titles for lyrics.


*1960*
GONE

I FOUND TRUE LOVE AT HOME

PLEASE TAKE ME BACK

THE DAY IS HERE

DOLLY

*1964*
DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND FRIENDS
Recorded by Allen-White Trio


*1965*
GOODBYE FLO

IF YOU'RE LEAVIN'

IT'S ALL OVER FOR ME NOW

KLANDESTINY
Lightfoot wrote music only for this one.

LET ME DIE INLAND

LAND WITH NO NAME

Commissioned by CNR for their "Sea To Sea" documentary.

TALKIN' SILVER CLOUD BLUES
This was about Ronnie Hawkins going into a
Toronto Rolls dealership and buying a new car - with cash!

THE HANDS I LOVE
This song is actually Song For A Winter's Night
as it was first titled.

THEY BELONG TO YOU

WHEN YOU COME DOWN

LE VAGABOND
Co-written by Marcel Lefebvre

SAY WHAT YOU MEAN

GONE ARE THE DAYS

THAT SUMMER NIGHT

L'AMOUR ETC.

MISS MARIANNE
Covered by Ivan Burgess on CTL

*1966*
TALKIN' HIGH STEEL
Lightfoot often played this at the Riverboat, according to Ronnie Hawkins.

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

*1968*
I CAN'T MAKE IT ANYMORE
Covered by Richie Havens on his Mixed Bag album.

FACE OF A THOUSAND PEOPLE
Performed on Lightfoot's 1968 CBC-TV special.

PLEASURES OF THE NIGHT
Has been performed live.

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

*1969*
CONVERSATION
Originally published by Albert Grossman's company, 4th Floor Music,
but returned to Lightfoot when their contract expired.

COOL PERSUASION

COUNTRY FAREWELL

DIVORCE COUNTRY STYLE
This one has been played live and was to appear on the aborted
1974 live Massey Hall album. Also an out-take from the Summer Side Of Life sessions.

JUST LIKE BEFORE

THE SEABIRD SONG
Another beautiful ballad that remains among the Lightfoot unreleased gems.

TWENTY FOUR HOUR BLUES

WELL REMEMBERED

WHERE IS THE NEXT ONE
Out-take from the Summer Side Of Life sessions.

*1970*
THE ULTIMATE OIL MAN

THE DOOMSDAY SONG
A humourous epic, following one young unfortunate
man who falls in love amid the polluted shores of Lake Erie,
get shipped to Vietnam, returns home to find his girl got married,
goes on vacation, but his plane gets hijacked and finally
gets robbed on the subway. Hey, a lot can happen in 21 verses!
Has been performed live.


NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS
Has been performed live and is an out-take from
Summer Side Of Life.


*1972*
ROCK MY WORLD TO SLEEP
Played live on the 1972 British tour.


*1973*
EVERY MAN'S DESIRE

GATHER NO MOSS

NITRO JOE
Out-take from the Sundown sessions.

SILVERY SPOON
Early incarnation of Sea Of Tranquility. An out-take from
the Sundown sessions.

WEEPING WILLOW

WHISPERS
Would later be re-written as Whisper My Name. Out-take from the
Sundown and Cold On The Shoulder sessions.

*1975*
IN MY TIME
Has been performed live.

*1979*
HEAVENBOUND
Has been performed live.

*1982*
TWO CRAZY KIDS
Has been performed live.

*1983*
MAGIC MINSTREL SHOW
Out-take from the Salute sessions.

*1986*
HARLEQUIN

LILY OF THE VALLEY
East Of Midnight out-take.

*1992*
EMPTY GLASS
*1995*
ATHABASCA LADY
Has been performed live. "She's my Athabasca Lady from the town of Edmonton;
though Gretzky is her hero, I am still her Number One."

*2001*
NIGHTTIME
Has been performed live.

*2002*
Lightfoot recorded 23 guitar, vocal demos at Grant Ave. Studio in 2002 prior to falling
ill in September of that year. We know the 9 demos that were completed by the band and
released on Harmony. Here now are the 14 other songs that were not used for the album.

BETTER OFF

DO YOU WALK, DO YOU TALK

DREAMDRIFT

E-MOTION

I'M A HOMELESS GUY

JUST A LITTLE BIT

LAUGHTER WE SEEN

OH SO SWEET

RETURN INTO DUST

SEEMS LIKE FOREVER

STREETS

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN

WHY NOT GIVE IT A TRY

YOU ARE MY DESTINY


*2013*
IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER
Unrecorded, never performed live.

*2015*
TWENTY FOUR HOUR BLUES
Unrecorded, never performed live.