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Thread #149146   Message #3495243
Posted By: Phil Edwards
26-Mar-13 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: Twenty-Six Fortnights
Subject: RE: Twenty-Six Fortnights
A couple of sad songs this week, both based on real events.

When I recorded The poor murdered woman I'd worked out a concertina accompaniment, but I wasn't up to playing it in real time. What you got on the original recording was a concertina backing with a vocal fitted on top of it. I've re-recorded it with the concertina played live; I think it sounds a lot better. (All I need to do now is work out where to position the microphone.)

The poor murdered woman is from 52 Folk Songs Red.

The second song of this fortnight is an old recording of one of my favourite songs: The trees they do grow high. I wondered about re-recording this, but I don't think I've ever sung it much better than I did last year.

The trees they do grow high is from 52 Folk Songs Orange.

52 Folk Songs is at http://www.52folksongs.com.