The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1000   Message #2637206
Posted By: GUEST
21-May-09 - 12:03 AM
Thread Name: Tune/Chords Req: Geordie
Subject: RE: Chords/Music for 'Geordie'
In a conversation with Maddy Prior 4 years ago, she mentioned that the tune used by Joan Baez is 1) an irish tune & 2) from the early 19th century. In her opinion the proper tune for Geordie is the one recorded on her Silly Sisters album with June Tabor. Certain it is that the Burns lyrics go far better with that tune than with the later Irish 'walk out' tune of Baez.