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Thread #55271 Message #858111
Posted By: sed
03-Jan-03 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Oh, Had I a Golden Thread (Seeger)
Subject: Origins: OH, HAD I A GOLDEN THREAD
The song, "OH, HAD I A GOLDEN THREAD," that Pete Seeger wrote in 1958 is a reworking of "Nearer My God To Thee." Many folksingers are strongly influenced by Christian hymns but how many realize it? Both songs are beautiful and comforting. Though I heard Pete's song first, I now prefer the song that inspired it. What about you? Which song do you prefer and why?