Bob Michel Posted January 29, 2016 Share Posted January 29, 2016 I was noodling on the concertina this morning and realized that I'd been playing variations on this song for several minutes. "Why not?" thinks I. So here's a spontaneous version, something a bit different from the WWI-era stuff that's been preoccupying me these last months: http://youtu.be/FFGt5y12TDk Nowadays, when it's firmly established as part of the canon, having been covered by the likes of Dylan, Cash, Springsteen, Harris and so on, it's easy to imagine that this was one of the Stephen Foster songs we (in the States, anyway) grew up singing in school, along with "Old Folks at Home" and "My Old Kentucky Home" and "Oh, Susannah." It wasn't, though: I'm pretty sure I first encountered it on the 1981 LP of the same name by the Red Clay Ramblers. One wonders how it ever fell out of circulation. Anyway, to my ear it sits very nicely on an Anglo. Bob Michel Near Philly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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