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Thread #55168   Message #856360
Posted By: Stewie
31-Dec-02 - 09:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Stecher's 'Oh the Wind and Rain'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stecher's 'Oh the Wind and Rain'
In the booklet to 'Going Up On The Mountain' (Acoustic Disc ACD-39), Stecher says he had heard Ethel Raim and Walt Koken sing more or less the same tune, but he cobbled the lyrics together from various versions of 'The Two Sisters' in ballad books - 'I added words and changed others to suit my tongue'. His 'Eleven Ballads' (Appleseed APR 1030) - see Nutty's link above - has an expanded version accompanied by oud and mandolin. The original recording reissued on ACD-39 featured Hank Bradley's beaut fiddle playing.

--Stewie.