The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169304   Message #4091841
Posted By: Joe Offer
06-Feb-21 - 03:49 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: what is a Brandy Tree?
Subject: RE: Origins: what is a Brandy Tree?
Thanks, Maeve. I added the pertinent text from your link to your post. I see from the link from the Maeve that the song is ©1967 Gordon Bok, BMI. Apparently, Gordon doesn't know what the Brandy Tree is, either. He couldn't completely understand Otterspeak when he learned the song from the little otter.

The song was released in 1972 on a Folk-Legacy album titled Seal Djiril's Hymn. Smithsonian Folkways now owns the Folk-Legacy label and usually has full album notes, but not on this album.

The explanatory notes in the Digital Tradition are what Gordon Bok says about the song in his 1977 Time and the Flying Snow Songbook:I found the album notes. They say essentially the same thing, but in abbreviated form.

Lyrics and chords can also be found on Page 28 of the Rise Up Singing Songbook.

Here's the original 1972 recording:

And here's a recording from the Gordon Bok Other Eyes album, apparently recorded in 2015: