The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12016   Message #92470
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05-Jul-99 - 02:07 AM
Thread Name: History of 'The Wind and Rain'?
Subject: RE: History of 'The Wind and Rain'?
There is a song done by Kilby Snow whose refrain is "The Wind and the Rain". It tells the story of a two lovers who go out in a boat and the man kills the woman for refusing to mary him. It is another one of those stories where parts of the woman are made into a musical instrument. In this case a fiddle which will only play the tune "All the Wind and the Rain"

When sings it along with the autoharp, it is very effective. I think he claims to have learned it from his grandmother in N. Carolina.

It doesn't seem to bear any resemblance to the Elizabethean "Hail, Ho, the Wind and the Rain."