Things Lydia McGrew wanted to say somewhere but couldn't fit in anywhere else.
I think you'll like the Alison Krauss version as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68_zDlzJDF8
I was trying to listen to her version tonight but couldn't get one of the Youtube versions to load. I'll try that one tomorrow.
Loved the Krauss version, too. For some reason it always seems striking when they get to "Come on, sinners, let's go down..."
I'll have to send you some traditional Irish songs. One's that aren't about drinking...
Thanks, Mr. Veale!I'm still smiling over the bit about Irish songs that aren't about drinking.There is "some sort of connection" (here I show my ignorance) between American folk music and Irish/English folk tunes.This one isn't based on the Dorian mode, but that's often a giveaway of "that sound." If you know the song "What Wondrous Love is This," it's in Dorian, I believe.
CORRECTION: I don't know what I was thinking. "Down in the River to Pray" _is_ in the Dorian mode. It's _obviously_ in the Dorian mode (and I also just checked on the piano). I just wasn't thinking of it clearly when I casually said that it wasn't.Generally, if something has "American folk tune" stamped on it that strongly, one should assume that it's in Dorian. A real musician wouldn't have to think twice about this question.
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