The ideal music to read a DWJ novel to.
ncase at hedbergmaps.com
Wed Sep 5 18:20:25 EDT 2001
> > With "Fire and Hemlock" should go a mixture of Steeleye Span (British
>> folk-rock; IIRC they did version of both "Tam Lin" and "Thomas the
>> Rhymer") and 80s pop.
>Fairport Convention (Brit folk-rock, 70s, similar to Steeleye Span in many
>ways) did a cracking version of Tam Lin.
>And while I remember, John Renbourn who used to be in Pentangle (Brit
>folk-rock, 70s, etc.), on his album entitled Sampler, does a great version
>of John Donne's Song ("Go and catch a falling star...")
My favorite singing version of "Tam Lin" is Frankie Armstrong's on
her album "I Heard a Woman Singing." When I've sung the ballad,
that's the tune I use. I think Ewan McColl did a version too, but
I've only ever actually heard his "Thomas the Rhymer."
But I find for sheer theatricality, nothing beats the Steeleye Span
version (on "Tonight's the Night"). The bit at the end ("...I'd hae
taken out your heart/And put in a heart of stone") gives me the
heebies whenever I hear it. You need a voice like Maddy Prior's to
pull off the Faerie Queen...
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