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Thread #36869 Message #4112858
Posted By: John Minear
10-Jul-21 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bow Down (from Dirk Powell)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bow Down (from Dirk Powell)
Two questions. First of all where did the last verse listed above about a "Long cold night in a tar paper shack" in the transcription by Diplocase come from? I do not hear it on the original recording by Powell, Hermann, and O'Brien, and I can't find any reference to it otherwise. Also, as I listen to the original recording, here is what I am hearing as the last verse:
Fog on the mountain and it was so cold, bow down.
Fog on the mountain and it was so cold, bow down,
Fog on the mountain and it was so cold,
Couldn't do nothing but.......
I can't make out the end of the last line. This is basically a repeat of the first verse with a change in the last line from "hear" to "do" and then the ending. Has anybody deciphered the ending of that last line? Or has anybody tried contacting Dirk Powell or John Hermann? Thanks.