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Thread #51155 Message #777895
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
06-Sep-02 - 12:03 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Rowan Stave
Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Rowan Stave
Sharyn McCrumb clearly states that the "song" is not authentic; "it was written for this book because I thought that I could not find a song so obscure that no reader would be familiar with it, so I composed one."
However, Sweetwater's Shelly Stevens penned a tune, and the song has been released as a cd single. Type "The Rowan Stave" in Google, and you can get ordering information. A reading from the book is also on the cd.