Lowlands Away

November 10, 2009 9:40 PM

A version of a traditional shanty song, recorded mono with a guitar.

Well, this is kind of a terribly sad song, with a lot of interchangeable verses which are all pretty sad. And, oddly, while I was learning it, I got some pretty sad news.

Anyway, I don't often think about vocals, and this makes me do it, and it also makes me think about guitar arrangement (simple as it may be) of a song that rarely has less than two singers.

I feel weird doing versions of traditional songs with so little background in shanty or folk singing, and hopefully this isn't a sacrilege to the tradition.

posted by tmcw (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

So sad, but that's often what I need to be comforted. I hope you got what you needed out of this recording. It's a very affecting one.
posted by Corduroy at 12:11 PM on November 11, 2009

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