Mudcat Café message #206384 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19540   Message #206384
Posted By: Mark Cohen
04-Apr-00 - 01:59 AM
Thread Name: Chords Req: October Roses
Subject: RE: October Roses
Suffering from jet lag...I have Linda Allen's recording of the song, on her album of the same name. I couldn't get Joe's CDNow sound clip to work, so I don't know how close Cindy's version is. Just reading Susan's chords I think they're probably close, but the timing may be different. I don't know if Linda still has her tape or CD in print, but it's worth hearing if you can find it. If I get the chance I will try to get a tape of LInda's version to Susan, because I doubt I will have the time to post my chords.

A little side note regarding the folk music web (the old one, not the WWW): Soon after moving from Portland to western Mass., where I spent a year in exile in academia (1984-85), I went to a small folk festival in Northern Connecticut, where I heard Cindy Mangsen perform. Before doing this song -- or maybe it was "Take Your Time" -- she said, "I learned this song from Faith Petric in San Francisco," and a voice from the crowd yelled out, "Yay, Faith!" The voice sounded familiar. I looked, and it was my friend Valentine Doyle, a former stalwart of the San Francisco Folk Music Club, whom I'd first met while singing shanties at a sea festival in Portland, and who had just moved to Connecticut! One of the things I love about the Mudcat is it helps me make connections like that. In fact, I'm sure several 'Catters were at that very festival.