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Thread #24481   Message #3020803
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Whittle
01-Nov-10 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: Derivation of 'Kisses Sweeter than Wine'
Subject: RE: Derivation of 'Kisses Sweeter than Wine'
I remember Pete coming over to England in the 1960's and he did this song on his banjo on a tv programme.

previous to that, the only thing I knew about was Pete had had a hit with Little Boxes and he came over and did a three song spot on the Palladium tv show. It was the first time I'd heard a 12 string guitar - I thought it was glorious. he played Freight Train, What did you learn in school today and his hit.

Like I say the next time we saw he came over. he did the whole show with that long neck banjo. It was very plaintive sounding and very much in a minor key. I can't say how much I hated this song;

'had lots of kids, trouble and pain.....'

That wasn't quite what I had in mind for my future life! Its funny how as we get older, we accept with equanimity all the 'trouble and pain' of life, as nothing less than our due.