The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13562   Message #112883
Posted By: Songster Bob
09-Sep-99 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Row On [original versions]
Subject: RE: Lry Reg: Row on, row on..
Folk Process indeed -- we sang the tune we'd learned from Dick Swain's singing to Beggar's Velvet the time they came through DC (before they broke up) and they laughed at the changes that had crept into it. But old-dog style, I sing it as I learned it (more or less -- I've never actually compared it to Dick's version, side-by-side, so some of the changes are likely mine). We even got a tape of the last line to a song we'd learned from an old record some of the members of Beggar's Velvet had made years ago, called "Aall Together Like the Foalks o' Shiels"* (long out of print and unlikely to be reprinted, from what Dave Webber tells me), where we'd picked up on the harmony line instead of the melody, but damned if we (Jennifer and I) don't sing it the old way anyway, melody be damned.

Bob Clayton

*My spelling is from memory, and I could be wrong. It might be "Tegither."