The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20659 Message #3578835
Posted By: 12-stringer
24-Nov-13 - 10:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree
Yes, they did, with one possible exception. Luther sings 2 choruses, separated by some instrumental work. The version in the DT has 3 choruses. I don't remember if the sheet music had the "I'm forlorn/wish I'd never been born" chorus, which Luther didn't use and so I never learned it from the 78. Song was no longer in my active repertoire by the time the sheet music came along, 1971 or 1972.