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Posted By: oombanjo
12-Oct-09 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Thoughts on Si Kahn's songs
Subject: RE: Thoughts on Si Kahn's songs
About 4 years ago on Friday morning before the start of the Beverley folk festival, I was sat in my front room learning Aragon Mill, there was a knock on my door, I put down my guitar and opened the door, the stranger at the door held out his hand and said, hello I'm Si Kahn, I understand that you are practising one of my songs. I was totally flabbergasted, it took all I had to hold it together.

A few months prior a top local musician had given me the chord sequence to the song and I was having a hard time with it.

Si asked me to show him what I was doing, smiled and asked for my guitar, he played the song out off drop D in d and never let his finger off the d second fret second string.

In the evening Si and his wife Elizabeth went with us to the welcome sing-around at the local bar. It was there I found out the story. My wife was breakfast supervisor at the Beverley Arms the local hotel and whilst serving breakfast my wife informed him of that I was struggling with his song, he asked where we lived came over, and the rest is history.

A gem in my life that I will always be thankful for, and never forget.

Here's to Si Kahn a man's man and a gentleman.

Cheers Oombanjo