The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55271   Message #859257
Posted By: Suffet
05-Jan-03 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Oh, Had I a Golden Thread (Seeger)
Subject: RE: Origins: OH, HAD I A GOLDEN THREAD
If there are eight tunes or just four, one of them is surely The Great American Tune, by which I mean the tune which is the basis for...

Peg and Awl
This Train Is Bound for Glory
The Crawdad Song
Sweet Thing
Hard Traveling

Always in 4/4 time in a major key with the following chord progression or some close variant:


/I---/---/[optional II7]---/V7---/



An alternative for the last line might be:


Can anyone add to the list of The Great American Tune?

--- Steve