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Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
22-Apr-01 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: That Long Canal (Jean Ritchie)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: That Long Canal by Jean Ritchie
Where did you find this obscure one? It was written, as I recall, at a songwriting workshop "contest" at the old Berkeley Festival, one of the very early Big Festivals. And when I had finished it, and sung it (used the autoharp I think), Pete Seeger asked, "And what are you going to DO with this fine song?" Not much, I guess, except for publishing it in a book, for I had almost forgotten it and was surprised to see it crop up here! (NOTE: George and I had just been upstate on a sightseeing trip, visited some canals and the Canal Museum. Jean