The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124449 Message #2749674
Posted By: Stringsinger
21-Oct-09 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?'
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?'
The melody is pure Seeger. It has the feel of one of the anthemic Russian songs, "Stenka Razin" (River of Our People).
Pete's original feel for the song was slow, stirring and you could hear the balalaikas.
There should be a Russian translation for the song.
I never really cared for the rhumba beat that became popular.