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Thread #10652   Message #77333
Posted By: Sonoma Steve
10-May-99 - 08:29 PM
Thread Name: Songs and Tunes for Autoharp?
Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes for Autoharp?
For what their worth, here are some of my favorite autoharp tunes. "Home Sweet Home" is a fine piece, playing it as simple or as complicated as you wish and it goes well with a guitar. I sometimes play with a (an?) harmonica on a rack. The Ian Tyson song, "The Coyote" sounds really fine on the harp as does "Simple Gifts", especially when it is slowed down a bit. The first song I learned was "Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea" and I still get real pleasure from it.

My especial recent favorite is "Acony Bell". I don't know who wrote it but it goes so well with the words and lyric and is great with simple harmonies.

"The Fairest flower the mountain knows Is not an iris or a wild rose. The sweetest flower of which I'll tell Known as the brave Acony Bell."

However, that's not why I entered the thread. I am looking for the lyrics to Railroading on the Great Divide. I was at the Sonoma County Folk Festival playing on the lawn with pickup groups when someone sang it. It was not the time to get words so I turned to Mudcat hoping to find it. No luck.

Any suggestions?

Steve Petaluma, California