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Thread #85096   Message #1574505
Posted By: Mark Cohen
03-Oct-05 - 01:31 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Ancient Greeks (Mark Graham)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ancient Greek song by Mark Graham
I know I've heard Mark sing it, but it was years ago. Like fifteen. The tune is certainly a traditional one. According to an earlier thread, the tune may be "The Humours of Whiskey." That's in the DT here, and if you scroll to the end you can hear a MIDI of the tune. Could be, but I don't think I remember him singing it to that tune. (Of course, my memory is far from trustworthy these days.) I was thinking the tune was more along the lines of "Nine Times a Night," but I'm probably way off. The song is not on Mark's recent recording. All of his songs are good, and many of them are flat-out brilliant. He's also one of the best harmonica players in the world.

This would be a very good excuse for me to contact my old friend Janet Stecher, whose singing partner Susan Lewis also happens to be Mrs. Mark Graham. (The guy definitely has it all...) I'll let you know if I can find anything out, unless someone beats me to it.

Aloha,
Mark