Win Nick’s Esteem [Extended]

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Thank Frilly it’s Friday.

After another week of robust debate with our readers offering a full and frank exchange of views, it’s about time for a temporary cessation of hostilities. Would a group hug be out of the question?  Suit yourselves.

This week, as Spring works its magic – and with my warm, if voucher-free, esteem on offer – I want to know,: what’s your favourite song about or mentioning flowers in the title or lyrics?

Here’s mine.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at 10.45pm.

Last week, thanks to a suggestion by reader Verbatim, I asked for your favourite song with a number in the title or lyrics. You answered in your tens.

Verbatim herself won my esteem with this brilliant choice.

At Seventeen – Janis Ian

Millie agreed:

“Great pick. Love this song.”

Nick says: Congrats Verbatim. Thanks to everyone who entered.

Last week: Win Nick’s Esteem

Pic: Bunker Vinyl, Cork

45 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Esteem [Extended]

  1. Paulus

    Nick, yer some tulip: I rose to challenge and called to my buddleja who was out in the gardenia. There was an orchid pause, then she asked me what in carnation I was looking for. I aster for the name of a song with a flower in it. Nothing yet, but I expect a wave of euphorbia if she comes up with a good suggestion.

    I’ll get me hoe.

  2. gorugeen

    My favourite song mentioning flowers is Led Zeppelins Misty Mountain Hop. Always makes me think of our holidays in France: Sitting at the top of the meadow, watching all the happy people arrive and as the sun dips behind the trees the music starts. My happy place.
    https://youtu.be/mW2-fqApufQ

  3. johnny

    …And she moves among the sparrows
    And she floats upon the breeze
    She moves among the flowers
    She moves something deep inside of me…

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ft. Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow.

    https://youtu.be/lDpnjE1LUvE

  4. TenPin Terry

    If you’ll allow me a personal indulgence here’s an interconnected twofer that brings back fond memories.
    In 2010 Lady TenPin and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at the City Winery in New York watching the Jesus of Cool Nick Lowe and his band.
    Pianist Geraint Watkins wrote this fabulous love song ‘ Only a rose ‘ and herself was quite tearful towards the end. Tbh I was concentrating on not falling off a barstool after three vodka martinis too many.
    But it became ‘ our ‘ song. We all have one …
    Here’s the version they sang at a later date on the tour in Minneapolis
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtn4je4fNww
    Nick Lowe returned to the theme of love and roses a few years later with this song about remorse, regret and a last-ditch effort to avoid the flak after fupping up. We’ve all been there …
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBhsWuTgNQo

    Although not connected I’d also bung in Elvis Costello’s version of ‘ Good year for the roses ‘ from his Country period only because it’s such a cracking song.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hBWBVVFA4c

  5. johnny

    U2- Flower Child.

    ..its the time year where growers/cultivators off hemp and cannabis start their plants,we grow from seed to sale in Ma,Ct and soon New York.
    have a great one fellow flower lovers,these days i’m smoking Sour Diesel,working all the hours available transplanting flowers,hemp and cannabis in greenhouses,they go outside in June.

    https://youtu.be/W6ffK6OayLc

  6. Fergalito

    How about some metamodern country pie?

    Whether yee-haw or nay-haw here’s a good one from Sturgill Simpson “It Ain’t All Flowers” from a zinger of an album titled “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music”

    Saw him support the outstanding and late, definitely great John Prine in Vicar Street. In truth I can’t remember if he was any good or not because John Prine was in incredible form. Rest in peace John, you were a rare one.

    https://youtu.be/y_dwqnPkdZ0

  7. GiggidyGoo

    Great choice by Verbatim. I like the version with the trumpet solo rather than the guitar in the one in the link.

  8. Nicorigo

    Hyacinth house -The doors-

    One of the most peculiar and intense song from the doors but also the most under rated.
    Inhabited by a broken Jim Morrisson whose life and mental health is seriously spiralling down, Hyacinth house sounds like the Lizard king’s farewell to the band and his life of fame.

    https://youtu.be/PWlTlplbISY

  9. Danny

    The Rose and the
    Briar by Tom Waits

    https://youtu.be/VKpnZLU1sUk

    I fell asleep down by the stream
    And there I had the strangest dream
    And down by Brennan’s Glenn there grows
    A briar and a rose

    He wrote it on his honeymoon in Killarney.

    On another note, I was in Paris
    At the recording of Black Rose with Thin Lizzy!

  10. The Millie Obnoxious™

    Nice one Verbatim!

    My choice is Little Blue by the Beautiful South.
    https://youtu.be/t6JWAowo1Uk

    Just a lovely, though underrated, little tune which gets stuck in my head whenever I listen to it. It reminds me of summertime, and my dad, and our old boat which we used to holiday on down in Cork.

  11. stephen moran

    I did flirt with Iris – by the Goo Goo Dolls and Cheery Blossom Girl by Air but top of the flower pops pour moi had to be this true masterpiece of 1960’s decadence. From a bygone epoch with rebellion, imagination and fantasy, a timeless tune.

    Crimson and Clover by Tommy James & The Shondells. Nice
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2fI3-f1IbE

    Here given given the full celeb updated treatment live by
    Joan Jett aided and abetted by Tommy James, Miley Cyrus and Dave Grohl !
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmQ2xOmy2MI

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