The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3648   Message #18853
Posted By:
07-Jan-98 - 08:48 PM
Thread Name: Moonshine Songs
Subject: RE: Moonshine Songs
I tried again and found the Copper Kettle song (Why can't the search engine learn that it is me and that I can't spell!) and the moonshiner song.

It seems that the Copper Kettle song was written in 1953 for a folk opera called "Go Lightly Stranger". What exactly is a Folk Opera? I guess the Beggar's (or its later incarnation as The Three Penny) opera is an example.

The other interesting thing is that the moonshiner song was recorded by Dylan. I don't recall every hearing that version. I sort-of gave up on him when he "pluged in". Did he do that song with electronic instruments?