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Thread #24481   Message #3020294
Posted By: Stringsinger
31-Oct-10 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Derivation of 'Kisses Sweeter than Wine'
Subject: RE: Derivation of 'Kisses Sweeter than Wine'
Regarding Sam Kennedy, I think he was the gentleman I knew in Los Angeles who was a friend of Pete Seeger's. He sang a song that I have never heard since and wonder if there's any Irish people out there who know of it.

It's in myxolydian mode ala an Irish "keening" tune. The lyrics are :

"Open the door quietly, there's something to tell you dear.
Open the door no wider than the crack upon the floor,
Open the door quietly, there's something to tell you dear."