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Thread #127097   Message #2894386
Posted By: Richard Bridge
26-Apr-10 - 01:26 AM
Thread Name: crayford arms bash 24 April 2010 from noon to ??
Subject: RE: crayford arms bash 24 April 2010 from noon to ??
Woodsie, according to Tom Henehan on another thread here about Whiskey in the Jar: -

"the Grateful Dead box-set "So Many Roads," which includes a rehearsal tape of "Whiskey in the Jar," recorded shortly before Jerry Garcia's demise. (It's the second-to-last selection on the album, followd by the title tune, which was recorded at the Dead's final show in Chicago.)
Jerry had just recorded the song with David Grisman for their "Shady Grove" album (which I have NOT yet heard). To my ear, he's got the melody "wrong," or perhaps "different from the traditional": the verse should have an "ABAB" melodic structure, as I recall it, with a rising or starting line, floowed by a concluding line, then a repeart of the two lines before the refrain. Jerry sings it "ABBB," with the second or "finishing" melody line repeated almost-ad-infinitum, which sounds counterintuitive to me"