I remember some otherwise forgettable American critic referring to Lightfoot as some guy who sang melancholy songs for no apparent reason.
There’s some truth to that, I guess – and maybe for all folk singers. But I remember Lightfoot from my teenage years–I saw him in concert once in Edmonton, in 1970 or so–and so I’ve had an appreciation for his music that’s lasted beyond that period when I actually listened to him.
That’s What You Get for Loving Me and Did She Mention My Name (apparently these are an indivisible set – all the YouTube videos I found included both of them)
As of June 2106 he was still touring internationally. At 77.