The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12393 Message #1744122
Posted By: GUEST,Al Bates
19-May-06 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: I Gotta Find a Woman with a Chainsaw
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Gotta Find a Woman with a Chainsaw
It was interesting to read this long running thread. I too have been singing and playing the song for years and often wondered who was the writer. Like Remy above, I learned the song in 1982 while at Strathcona Park Lodge on Vancouver Island (similarly incomplete - no Calvin Kline verse) and was told the writer was Faith Petric. I scoured Faith Petric sites looking for a recorded version of the song but always came up empty. This explains why. I'll try to find the Sonoma Soundrack. Does anyone else know of a recorded version of the song by Peter Krug or others? I have changed the way I play it since I was taught, made it more of a walking boogie. People seem to love it and it is often requested of me at jams/campfires. I have also added and adapted verses for use during special occassions. I would love to hear the original. The song has become a true folk song, being passed on through campfire jams across the country for more than 30 years. Nice to know it is still possible to spread music this way.