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Thread #135033   Message #3076609
Posted By: Tootler
17-Jan-11 - 03:46 PM
Thread Name: First Folk Song You Sang in Public
Subject: RE: First Folk Song You Sang in Public
A) Wreck of the Reuben James
B) Book of Woody Guthrie Songs
C) Thurso Folk Club
D) 1965
E) 21
F) 66
G) No. I can still remember the chorus and the tune (which is Wildwood Flower) including the variation for the chorus but the verses have been long forgotten.

I did think of re-learning it, but someone sings it fairly regularly at a local folk club. He just sings the straight Wildwood Flower tune for the chorus which frustrates me no end.

I used to sing in a duo with a friend who also played guitar. At the end of our time in Thurso we both went our separate ways to continue our respective University courses. I stopped going to Folk Clubs after Thurso and didn't start again until six years ago (or thereabouts)