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Posted By: Escamillo
20-Feb-00 - 04:37 AM
Thread Name: Help: Trads to recommend for singer?
Subject: Trads to recommend for singer?
Let me refresh my request on another thread, I'm looking for a few more recommendations:
Original request:
Subject: RE: Tell me what Traditional Songs you sing. From: Escamillo Date: 14-Feb-00 - 06:53 AM
As usual, I'm learning something at the Mudcat. Would someone recommend me some traditionals to sing with a piano accompaniment ? (It's more than hard to find a couple of American folk musicians here in Buenos Aires). My voice is rather classical (not enough for grand opera, but classically educated). Shenandoah, My Old Kentucky, Old Folks at Home, several negro spirituals, all have been a pleasure for me and I would like to learn more with the advice from the wise people. Melancholic, emotional, even religious, are my taste.

Answers received (and very much appreciated):
From: Amos
A sweet religous item is "Abide With Me". In a Victorian vein you would probably enjoy doing "Only a Bird in A Gilded Cage". Corny but nice. Most of Steven Foster's songs were designed as parlor songs and often performed on pianos. And, personally, I think "Greensleeves" and "Sally Gardens" would sound lovely on piano with a classic voice behind them.

From: doesterr
In the Irish vein, I love _Kevin Barry_ and _The Rising of the Moon_. Someone mentioned _The Brazos River_, which reminds me of _No Mo' Cane on the Brazos_.