The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #42164 Message #611410
Posted By: M.Ted
17-Dec-01 - 02:16 AM
Thread Name: 900 Miles/500 miles
Subject: RE: 900 Miles/500 miles
Love Bobby Bare's version, and his story, which is that he'd heard the tune and wanted to record it, but could only find an instrumental version at the local store, so took it with him to the studio, learned the melody, remembered what words that he could, and made up the rest--From Reuben Train to 900 Miles, to 500 Miles to 500 Miles, the folk process is an amazing thing!