The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14925 Message #131300
Posted By: Rick Fielding
03-Nov-99 - 11:25 AM
Thread Name: Leadbelly and the Gallus Pole / Gallows Pole
Subject: RE: Leadbelly and the Gallus Pole
Earlier this year, the wonderfully kind Joe Hickerson took me on a tour of the folk archives at the library of congress. He asked if there was anything I particularly would like to see or hear. I said" "I've heard for years how Leadbelly wrote "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", and frankly found it hard to picture him coming up with that tune, considering his style". Joe scurried off and came back with a tape of Leadbelly. Sure enough..there it was! Amazing.