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Thread #122229   Message #2680193
Posted By: Brian Peters
14-Jul-09 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: Wind and the Rain (NOT Two Sisters)
Subject: RE: Wind and the Rain (NOT Two Sisters)
That is very interesting, Pip. I thought I'd read the Kilby Snow lyric on a previous thread, but it was obviously a different version. So here we have, not only a documented example of change during traditional process, but a bit of the singer's back-story too. I'll file that one away, for sure.

There are still differences in Johnny's version, though. Did he (or A N Other) try to Anglicize it? Oddly enough, phrases like "knocked her down and kicked her around" and "hit her in the head with a battering ram" (yes I know, it's horrible) sound more 'traditional' than the rather 'correct' verses in Johnny's version.