The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #42164   Message #611126
Posted By: Rolfyboy6
16-Dec-01 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: 900 Miles/500 miles
Subject: RE: 900 Miles/500 miles
I've heard a Hedy West recording of 500 Miles and its kinship with 900 miles was obvious, including the same verses. It's a slower major key variant of the old modal/minor 900 Miles/Reuben's Train. Hedy's appalachian style makes this more evident than Peter, Paul, and Mary's.