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Thread #42786 Message #622029
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
06-Jan-02 - 02:05 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Home's in Montana
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Home's in Montana
Liland and Masato are correct. In Larkin and Ohrlin, the high notes are the "a" of bandana at the end of the first line and the following "My" at the start of the second. In the "Streets" the last of the first line, "Laredo," and the succeeding "As" are low notes. Quite a different effect! The Larkin melody is essentially the same as "Version 3" in Lomax, Cowboy Songs, p. 421, only one verse given. The usual "Streets" tune is given on p. 417 with 10 verses and variations.