What song by Pete Seeger are you listening to that was covered by another artist?

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What song by Pete Seeger are you listening to that was covered by another artist?

Post  pinhedz on Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:27 pm




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Re: What song by Pete Seeger are you listening to that was covered by another artist?

Post  felix on Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:44 am

Seeger?  Schmeeger. Wink 

From 1939:



(At least, though he got virtually nothing financially from the song, Solomon's heirs are now benefitting from some of the huge sums earned, mainly through Disney's use of it in The Lion King, by his song - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Linda )

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:51 am

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked 

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Post  Alouette on Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:55 pm





like this song.
Read Seeger got lyrics from poem 'Gwalia Deserta', by Welsh poet Idris Davies.
Gotta say, BD version nice too.

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Post  felix on Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:49 am

^ Though the Welsh original would not pronounce it as Rimney - it's Rumney, bach, innit!  Very Happy 


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Post  Alouette on Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:33 pm

How interesting is that?
I just love the way that song has the names of those Welsh villages.
It's so pretty & sad.

They will plunder will-nilly,
Cry the bells of Caerphilly.
They have fangs, they have teeth,
Shout the loud bells of Neath.
Even God is uneasy,
Say the moist bells of Swansea.
And what will you give me?
Say the sad bells of Rhymney.




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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:40 pm

felix wrote:^ Though the Welsh original would not pronounce it as Rimney - it's Rumney, bach, innit!  Very Happy 

Pete tried to explain in his book, but I'm sure it's only approximate:

"Pronouce Rhymney more like 'Rhuhmney,' Caerphilly like 'Caffilly,' … Rhonnda sounds like 'Rrundtha' …"

-- Pete

I saw John Denver do it live, and never did get to hear Pete's version.

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Post  Alouette on Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:52 pm

Did you ever hear Bob Dylan's recording?
It is nice.
on tree w/ roots.

John Denver sings it beautifully.
Would have loved to hear him sing.
Never saw him.


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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:13 pm

I have heard Bob's rendition, but after hearing Denver's fast 12-string picking, I could never appreciate it done any other way after that.

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Post  Alouette on Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:20 pm

pinhedz wrote:I have heard Bob's rendition, but after hearing Denver's fast 12-string picking, I could never appreciate it done any other way after that.

Am thinking you are correct.
His vocals excellent also.

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:07 pm

So did Pete really write this one, or is it actually an old Russian Folk song? Suspect 


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:37 pm

Now the truth comes out:


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:38 am

Pete said it wasn't Russian--it was Ukrainian. He'd read the novel by Mikhail Sholokhov, And Quiet Flows the Don, ...

"Leafing through it, I came across three lines I'd written down, oh, at least a year or two before: 'Where are the flowers, the girls have plucked them. Where are the girls, they've all taken husbands. Where are the men, they're all in the army.' "

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Post  Alouette on Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:13 am


^^Both very nice. Marlene D wonderful.
I went to parochial high school and elementary, & remember singing that song during Mass @ school, late 70's.
Not a Catholic Hymn  Shocked 


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:12 am

Alouette wrote:
I went to parochial high school and elementary, & remember singing that song during Mass @ school, late 70's.
Not a Catholic Hymn  Shocked
^
That must have been when the liturgy committees decided they could reach the young people better by playing guitars instead of the organ--I remember hearing Bob's "I Shall Be Released" during mass. Shocked

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Post  Alouette on Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:52 am

pinhedz wrote:
That must have been when the liturgy committees decided they could reach the young people better by playing guitars instead of the organ--I remember hearing Bob's "I Shall Be Released" during mass. Shocked

I have a vague memory singing 'blowing in the wind' & 'if I had a hammer', in mass.
do clearly remember 'Michael row the boat..' & 'Kumbaya'.
love this,  don't think it was around in the 70's.

'Lord, you have come to the seashore,
neither searching for the rich nor the wise,
desiring only that I should follow.

O, Lord, with your eyes set upon me,
gently smiling, you have spoken my name;
all I longed for I have found by the water,
at your side, I will seek other shores'

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