Saturday, March 22, 2014
Two versions of a couple of folksongs I like quite a bit
I first heard 'The Trees They Do Grow High' on a vinyl LP we had, Joan Baez' Ballad Book. But I love Pentangle's version, too, along with virtually everything they've done. I was lucky to see Baez in concert a few years ago, one in the Lexington Opera House as part of the Troubadour Concert Series.
Another song traditional song I like a lot, although it's darker, is 'I Am Stretched on Your Grave'. Here are two versions. I prefer the Dead Can Dance version to O'Connor's.