The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40743   Message #585084
Posted By: breezy
02-Nov-01 - 07:39 PM
Thread Name: Chords ADD: Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mary Ellen Carter
after artisan's interpretation, I have to admit Stan doesn't capture the emotion quite as well. I have loved Stan and his voice and literacy ever since I discovered him from Eric Bogle doing Lock-keeper. The first song sung by Stan that I heard was '45 years 'at the time my wife walked out with the children after Christmas 1988. I stood in the record shop of Cecil Sharp House and cried. Then I cried for Ariel. Stan has helped me pull through but it was Artisan singing M.E.C. that got to me. If you've heard the last chorus you'll know what I mean. I am very happily remarried with 3 boys, while my daughter of 22 years garduated and is a teacher, and my 18 year old son is 'doing the gap thing' Tell Max.I've got a baritone range and do it in the key of 'A' capo 2nd fret and play 'G' shape starting gently and winding it up before easing off going into the last verse.It's the words that take priority .In fact it is probably best sung unaccompanied.