The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18813   Message #2532696
Posted By: Bryn Pugh
06-Jan-09 - 05:26 AM
Thread Name: Help: Urge for Going (recorded by Joni Mitchell?)
Subject: RE: Help: Joni Mitchell's Urge for Going
Like t-boy, I heard this by the Johnstons on a sampler LP of "contemporary" folk music, Listen Here !.

It cost all of fourteen shillings and eleven pence in proper money - seventy four pence, I think, in today's UK currency ?

The voices of Adrienne Johnston and Paul Brady led, as I remember, and there was a flute and a tenor sax in the arrangement.

I use an open C tuning to accompany this. In this tuning, the essential Bb is as follows :

1st fret 1st string ; 2nd fret 2nd string ; 3rd fret 3rd string ; 3rd fret 5th string.

(tuning 1st - 6th : E C G C G E or low C). When I set out for work at 0745 this morning ( Northamptonshire, UK ) the temperature on the car thermomenter was reading minus 8 centigrade.

"Urge for Going" seemed right appropriate.