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Help: Looking for recording of Water is Wide

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OF LATE I'VE BEEN DRIVEN NEAR CRAZY
WALY WALY (JAMIE DOUGLAS)
WALY, WALY 2
WALY, WALY 3
WATER IS WIDE
WHEN COCKLESHELLS TURN SILVER BELLS (Waly, Waly)


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Subject: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide'
From: Paul Evans
Date: 09 Oct 99 - 08:37 PM

I'm looking for any recordings of the song "The Water Is Wide". Information about any versions would be interesting. Thanks a lo
Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-

Threads on this song:

(Not an all-inclusive list. Some say Carrickfergus is a version of this song.)


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: McKnees
Date: 09 Oct 99 - 08:51 PM

I like the Seekers version on the best of the seekers, released in 1997 by emi.cdmfpe 6338. McKnees. waiting to be shot down in flames.


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Winters Wages
Date: 09 Oct 99 - 11:31 PM

Go to MP3 and put in Skip Henderson As the artist. It was there a few weeks ago. Was recorded in the80's He also has an album called "Billy Bones and Other Ditys" W. Wages


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 09 Oct 99 - 11:58 PM

The only version I have is by Max Boyce on "The Roads and the Miles" - one of his few (or perhaps only) attempts at making a record of folk songs.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Dale Rose
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 02:42 AM

Dear McKnees, There's absolutely no reason at all to fear being shot down for stating an opinion like that. (At least I hope not) While I have always loved the music of the Seekers, on The Water Is Wide, I prefer Maura O'Connell's version on Philo/Rounder 1124, released in the US in 1989. But then, I prefer Maura O'Connell's version on just about anything she sings, though if it is being compared with Dolores Keane, then it is sometimes too close to call!

PS Don't call that a shot, just a gentle nudge.


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Ana
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 03:01 AM

..and then there is Gay Woods offering in Steeleye Span's fairly recent "Time" -Shanachie Records; 79099. It can also be found on a rather nice compilation "Voices of Celtic Women" -Shanachie, 78011 (some great tracks on this) Ana


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Stewie
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 03:08 AM

For a relatively recent recording, try Barry Dransfield's version on his 'Be Your Own Man' CD Rhiannon RHYD5003. He is one half of the legendary Dransfields. Barry has that wonderful knack of making songs that you've heard a thousand times sound brand new.


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: bigJ
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 09:25 AM

Others worth listening to would be:-
Dave Burland - 'Rollin' LP(1985) Moonraker Moo6
De Dannan (Tommy Fleming)- 'Hibernian Rhapsody' CD (1996) Bees Knees PED 961
Niamh Parsons - 'Blackbirds and Thrushes' CD (1999) Green Linnet GLCD1197. Even Cliff Richard recorded it somewhere along the way!


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Sail
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 10:19 AM

Tom and Chris Kastle has a beautiful version on ther "EarthwaysWaterways" CD. 1993 Privateer Publishing/Sextant Music, 6342 Belmont, Chicago, IL 60634.


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Helge
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 10:27 AM

James Taylor have a version, and the norwegian Lillebjørn Nilsen got one in norwegian called " Så bred en elv "

Helge


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: paddymac
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 12:32 PM

Don't forget versions by The Wolfe Tones, and, of course, Pete Seeger. The song is soooo wide-spread that there are probably more recorded versions of it than any one person has time to listen to.


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Dale Rose
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 12:54 PM

Just what I was thinking, paddymac. In fact, while you were posting, I was looking at the Folk Music Index to see what they had listed. Here is their list, but do note that quite a few of the albums are not available at all anymore, though some CDs have been issued, as is the case with the Maura O'Connell version:

1.Baez, Joan. Very Early Joan, Vanguard VSD 79446/7, LP (1982), cut#A.06

2.Beers Family. Golden Skein, Biograph BLP-12054, LP (1972), cut# 1

3.Beers Family. Introducing the Beers Family, Columbia MS-6705, LP (196?), cut#A.07

4.Beers, Robert. Art of the Psaltery, Prestige International INT 13028, LP (196?), cut# 8

5.Davies, Bruce. Wi' Lichtsome He'rt, Rothes RR 007, CD (1997), cut# 3

6.Hester, Carolyn. Caroline Hester, Tradition TLP 1043, LP (1961), cut#A.02

7.Hinton, Sam. Wandering Folk Song, Folkways FA 2401, LP (1967), cut# 4

8.Killen, Lou and Sally. Bright Shining Morning, Front Hall FHR 006, LP (1975), cut#B.02

9.MacNeil, Madeline. Madeline MacNeil Sings Patchwork, Skyline DD-103, LP (197?), cut# 8

10.New Seekers. New Seekers, Capitol T 2319, LP (196?), A.03

11.O'Connell, Maura. Just in Time, Philo 1124, LP (1988), cut# 6

12.Riddle, Almeda. Granny Riddle's Songs and Ballads, Minstrel JS-203, LP (1977), cut#B.05

Just a couple of notes: for whatever reason, that album by the Seekers was listed in the US as being by the NEW Seekers, creating a bit of confusion with the later group. Almeda Riddle was a noted folksinger from nearby Heber Springs, Arkansas.


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: emily rain
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 02:01 PM

the james taylor version is on "new moon shine". can't be beat.


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Hummingbird
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 06:01 PM

Have to agree with emilyrain, James Taylor has a very pretty version. Played it myself many times. Hummingbird.


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Penny S.
Date: 11 Oct 99 - 01:31 PM

There's also a version by Kathleen Ferrier, but I don't know whether it is currently available.

Penny


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Susan of DT
Date: 11 Oct 99 - 05:23 PM

Also:
John Langstaff,Tradition 1009
Buffy St. Marie on Many a Mile and Little Wheel..Spin
Clancy Brothers - Sing of the Sea - Columbia CSO 1658
Hermes Nye, Early English Ballads - Folkways FA2305
Merrie Olde England - Everest 3242
Jean Ritchie - Electra 125
Jean Redpath - Love is teasing
many of these will be out of "print"


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of 'Water is Wide
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 11 Oct 99 - 08:48 PM

To add to the list:

David Amram (instrumental version)- Tribute to Steve Goodman (Red Pajamas)

David & Lora Lee Amram- Kerrville Folk Festival--Ten Great Years (Silverwolf)

Karla Bonoff- All My Life: The Best of Karla Bonoff (Columbia/Legacy)

John Gorka- Where Have All the Flowers Gone--The Songs of Pete Seeger (Appleseed)

Priscilla Herdman- Forever and Always (Flying Fish)

Anne Hills- Don't Panic (Flying Fish)

Joel Mabus- In Concert (Fossil)

Roger McGuinn- Born to Rock and Roll (Columbia/Legacy)

Fred Neil- Bleeker & MacDougal (Elektra)

Niamh Parsons- Loosely Connected (Green Linnet)

Tom Paxton- One More Song--An Album for Club Passim (Philo)

Pete Seeger- Pete (Living Music)

Lucie Blue Tremblay- Tendresse (Olivia)

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: water is wide recordings
From: bob jr
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 02:46 AM

i am looking for any recordings of this song thanks


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: GUEST,Angun
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 04:09 AM

You can find "The Water is Wide" on Niamh Parsons recording; "Blackbirds & Trushes", www.greenlinnet.com

Angun


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: Letty
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 05:24 AM

I also like Mary Black's version on the album "Without the Fanfare"

Letty


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 05:42 AM

Pete Seeger, Corries versions are in my collection, look at all-music guide (http://www.allmusic.com/) for a long list of over 100 including Joan Baez, Steeleye Span, Steve Goodman, Roger McGuinn...
RtS.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: GUEST,Adolfo
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 07:31 AM

For a more classical version, try countertenor Alfred Deller's Water is Wide in "Deller's Folksongs".


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 07:39 AM

Fiona Simpsons' version on her "Beyond the Rose" cassette is my favourite so far.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: LR Mole
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 08:19 AM

James Taylor does it on a fairly recent one: "New Moon Shine", I think, which also includes "Frozen Man".


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 09:18 AM

I just called up the list of every song I've played on the radio since 1994. It reveals the following versions of "The Water is Wide."

David Amram- A Tribute to Steve Goodman

David & Lora Lee Amram- Kerville Folk Festival: Ten Great Years

Karla Bonoff- All My Life: The Best of Karla Bonoff

John Gorka- Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger

Priscilla Herdman- Forever & Always

Anne Hills- Don't Panic

Roger McGuinn- Born to Rock and Roll

Fred Neil- Bleecker & MacDougal

Niamh Parsons- In My Prime

Tom Paxton- One More Song: An Album for Club Passim

Pete Seeger- Pete

Lucie Blue Tremblay- Tendresse

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 09:22 AM

Correction: Naimh Parsons' version is on "Blackbirds & Thrushs" rather than "In My Prime."

Another version is by Steve Goodman on "Artistic Hair."

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 09:56 AM

I was going to mention the Karla Bonoff rendition, but Mike beat me to it. It's very nice, with backing vocals by James Taylor, and keyboard by Garth Hudson. It was originally on her second album ("Restless Nights").

For an instrumental version, Ed Gerhardt did a nice fingerstyle guitar arrangement recently on his CD of love songs (I think it was called "Counting The Ways").


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: jaze
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 10:33 AM

It's also on an early Peter,Paul & Mary lp, but it's called "There is A Ship"


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: GUEST,Jane
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 10:37 AM

There's another version by June Tabor on her last album "A Quiet Eye"


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: GUEST,Winters Wages
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 11:29 AM

Also on MP3..Look for Skip Henderson (of the Starboard Watch) It is one of the free downloads...or at least it was. WW


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: water is wide recordings
From: Penny S.
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 05:40 PM

Kathleen Ferrier also did a version.

Penny


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of Water is Wide
From: mmb
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 05:52 PM

Back in June of 1973, good friends Bill Spence and Fennig's All-Stars were musicians at my wedding, and gave us the first "public" copy of their first vinyl album, "The Hammered Dulcimer." If my memory isn't completely shot, one of the cuts on that album is an instrumental version of "The Water is Wide."
    Fox Hollow faithful will recall that Evelyn Beers' accompaniment was on the psaltry, not the hammered dulcimer.


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of Water is Wide
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 06:01 PM

The Cowboy junkies have a version on 'B sides, Rarities and Waltzes' thats pretty good


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of Water is Wide
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 08:52 PM

Gracenote search has returned "588 matching CDs," though not all are "The Water Is Wide."

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of Water is Wide
From: open mike
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 04:03 AM

Rory Block has a great blue-sy version on one of her albums-
the one where she also does Lowland Sea


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Subject: RE: Help: Looking for recording of Water is Wide
From: Kaleea
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 04:55 AM

Gee, I just remembered it being on an old Peter, Paul & Mary record--the one from which I learned the song in the first place. Wonder how many of the above mentioned recordings heard it from them 1st, or maybe from Pete Seeger or Burl Ives or some other singer of American folk songs?


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