Mudcat Café message #2646159 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121235   Message #2646159
Posted By: GUEST,iancarterb
02-Jun-09 - 12:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: None But One / Nonesuch (Jean Ritchie)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: None But One / Nonesuch (Jean Ritchie)
I'm shocked- shocked! - that a distinguished artist would borrow a tune for a sweet poem! It scans perfectly with the tune. I too have always loved Nonesuch, and from the same source Charley cited.
It wasn't Nonesuch but another Pete Seeger album, a live concert- I think with Brownie McGee- that he included in the intro to one song -'Tarrytown'?- that "Woody Guthrie used that melody for some of his best tunes."
I don't think the Tune Police will be showing up in Port Washigton any time soon.:)
Carter Bannerman