Dark as a Dungeon

July 16, 2015 8:20 AM

An old Merle Travis song that I learned years ago when I first started getting into bluegrass. Another chance to break in the new resonator guitar, and do some fun chorus harmonies.

A little baritone uke on this as well to fill out the sound a little bit.

Between the chorus harmonies and those low g notes in the melody, this is a real vocal stretch for me, but I've always liked the sort of swoopy feel of this melody and the way those high harmonies on the choruses blow the song up after the more meditative verses.

posted by cortex (4 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

This is a lovely song, I've never heard it before. Yeah the "swoop" up on the "the sun never shines" line is great. Liking the harmonies on the chorus.
posted by billiebee at 8:49 AM on July 16, 2015

Great song and performance. Love the resonator guitar.
posted by bitterpants at 6:52 PM on July 20, 2015

Great job, the harmonies are so sweet and lively. Nice playing too.
posted by BlackPebble at 8:23 AM on July 22, 2015

The struggle to hit the lows enhances the song. Ye need to wurk on yer Oklahoma accent tho.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 2:22 PM on August 16, 2015

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