Mudcat Café message #757246 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49976   Message #757246
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
30-Jul-02 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: One Clear Voice Singing/Early Fields-Jean Ritchie
Subject: RE: Help: 'One Clear Voice Singing' - Jean Ritchie
No, Harpgirl- I don't think 'a-singin' would be right here; it doesn't seem to me to go with the rest of the poem somehow. There's more power and meaning in the line as it is:...one clear voice- SINGIN! Makes the music the important thing that 'the voice' is doing...? I put a tiny bit of hesitation before that last word, 'singin.' Well, I don't claim to be a poet and I don't write nor read music- it's all feelings with me. If you want to say 'a-singing,' I guess that's up to YOU! I won't object- not so you can hear it, anyway. Jean

P.S. Joe, the only recording I have made of this one is on an audiocassette we put together ourselves of songs taken from live performances around the country, called, "Jean Ritchie Concert." This was for folks who did not want a produced record but wanted something that sounded like what I actually do in concert (no band, etc.). We do not offer this on the website, and it is strictly just a tape- not a CD. We haven't had any made up in a long time- have a few around.