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Posted By: GUEST,Frank Hamilton
01-Jan-03 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Stecher's 'Oh the Wind and Rain'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stecher's 'Oh the Wind and Rain'
The source for the song is the Scottish ballad "Binorie" or the "Bonny Banks of Binorie" which is about the two sisters, "The oldest pushed the younger one in". There are a number of variants of this ballad. Horton Barker, t the time, an octenegarian (I think Sandy recorded him on Folk Legacy) does a masterful version with the chorus "Bow and Balance To Me".

Frank