The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18386   Message #1254691
Posted By: Phil Cooper
23-Aug-04 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Jack Orion - Bert Jansch
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jack Orion - Bert Jansch
Was looking for words to Jack Orion for a ballad workshop we're doing in a couple weeks and came across this. In direct reference to Bert Jansch's version of Jack Orion vs Pentangle's: On Bert's solo album of the same title, the song doesn't end with the execution of Tom and a double suicide, but I believe ends with Tom hanging. It's been awhile since I listened to the Bert album. I prefer his solo (with John Renbourn playing second guitar) to what Pentangle does (though I like the electric guitar solo on that). I prefer the Carthy/Swarb version of all of them.