The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40280   Message #576357
Posted By: JohnInKansas
20-Oct-01 - 01:28 PM
Thread Name: ADD:The Way that the World Goes Round (Prine)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Did you ever stand and shiver...

Art Thieme

I didn't know of Reilly & Maloney until my new bride went looking for a replacement of her badly worn tape, and we found their "retrospective" CD (the one cited above).

I suspect that the song was from performances contemporary with Jack Elliot's original performance.

Perhaps they were also impressed with Jack's performance.

The line does seem sort of "out of context" now, especially for those of us who don't know enough about "Ramblin' Jack." Perhaps the connection was more clear to their audience of the time?

This thread, and the SingOut bio, have certainly given me an incentive to get better acquainted with Jack.