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Thread #13335   Message #2209485
Posted By: Stewie
05-Dec-07 - 06:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: fiddler's green - different version
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fiddler's green - different version
Tim O'Brien has recorded yet another song with 'Fiddler's Green' title. It is by Pete Goble, a bluegrass musician/songwriter, and is the title track of a 2006 O'Brien album issued on Sugar Hill. Unfortunately, the CD has no lyrics sheet, but the flavour the piece is given in this cautionary stanza:

To the young lads now courtin' pretty maidens so fair
Should you hear those trade winds, let me warn you - beware
Go marry your young girl, raise your corn and your beans
Don't waste your young manhood on Fiddler's Green

Pete Goble is a fine songwriter. His 'Tennessee 1949' album with Bill Emerson on the Webco label [WLPS 0123] is a bluegrass classic. Alas, it has not made it to CD and probably never will.