The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11731 Message #860592
Posted By: John Minear
07-Jan-03 - 08:43 AM
Thread Name: The Water is Wide - one more time!
Subject: RE: The Water is Wide - one more time!
The Nick Reynolds/Ovid Young (Kingston Trio) version does indeed use the Somerset tune. This happens to be the version that I heard first, a long time ago, and the one that I learned. I had forgotten where it came from until recently. Not surprizingly, it flows a bit more smoothly than some of the other folk revival versions. I would say that it is still the tune that makes all of this unique. T.O.M.