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Thread #172122 Message #4165789
Posted By: GUEST,D. Kingsley Hahn
21-Feb-23 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: Crafty/clever/cunning maiden songs?
Subject: RE: Crafty/clever/cunning maiden songs?
One of my favorites I originally heard on Pete Seeger's 1961 LP "Story Songs" on Columbia. It's called "Monongahela Sal" (written by Robert Schmertz), and is a really delightful "spurned lover's revenge" song. The whole album is superb (recorded at the Village Gate, as I remember); and I seem to recall that it had been recorded the same evening that Pete had been convicted of contempt of Congress from back in 1955, before HUAC.