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Twelve Thirty lyrics

Postby MPsForever » Wed May 06, 2009 1:47 am

Sorry if this is a really stupid question, but I'm wondering if anyone can help...

What does "canyon" refer to in "Twelve Thirty"? Is it a place in New York?

Also, does the reference to "young girls" mean anything in particular? I think of a convent for some reason :)
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Re: Twelve Thirty lyrics

Postby John Sands » Wed May 06, 2009 10:35 am

it refers to the canyon in Southern California.
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Re: Twelve Thirty lyrics

Postby Ars_Nova_Chris » Wed May 06, 2009 10:57 am

Specifically, Laurel Canyon.
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Re: Twelve Thirty lyrics

Postby MPsForever » Wed May 06, 2009 1:36 pm

Thanks guys!
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Re: Twelve Thirty lyrics

Postby Sportguynj1 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:44 am

In her book, Michelle remembers the lyrics to "12:30" were started in New York back in the early 60's where John used to live. Looking out the window of his apartment he saw a clock in Greenwich Village that was stuck at 12:30. The second part of the song - "young girls are coming to the canyon" was indeed written about Laurel Canyon where Denny lived on Appian Way. It refers specifically to the relationships Denny was having with a number of young girls who were coming in and out of his life during the time he was living there.

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Re: Twelve Thirty lyrics

Postby John Sands » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:09 am

A little story. In the 60's I decided to find the 'clock that always said 12:30', got on the subway for my pilgrimage, and wound up in the West Village instead of the East Village, found myself in the meat packing district, when it was still the meat packing district, walked past some huge cans with cow's heads in them, no joke, ran to the subway and back home, nerver to see that clock. A weird memory of youth!!!
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Re: Twelve Thirty lyrics

Postby pufnstuf » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:18 pm

does anyone else just love the piano playing on this song. i adore it with all the in between melody etc. has any one got a correct piece of sheet music for this. i have heard this covered by 2 of the later groupsspanky and deb lyons version but the piano sound is no where near has good
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Re: Twelve Thirty lyrics

Postby Ars_Nova_Chris » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:30 pm

Yeah, one of my favorite piano parts ever, particularly right after the line "To say good morning and really mean it"!

There is no sheet music in existence of Knechtel's actual part, but eventually, I will write it out as part of my John 'complete scores' project...
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Re: Twelve Thirty lyrics

Postby Nicole » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:32 am

Hi John,
Loved that story about trying to find the clock from 12:30!
Take care,
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Re: Twelve Thirty lyrics

Postby dunhill » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:02 pm

Hope you all enjoy this. Twelve Thirty by a group called Friends. Released on Bell Records in the early seventies.

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