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Coloring Club Plus — 10/26/19

Oct 26

The Carter Family: 1927-1934. Looking at amazon, I see that I have only disc 5 of a 5-disc set. The following is a “product description” by amazon:

A foundation stone of the popular music of the twentieth century. Moving, fascinating and enjoyable! It’s not too much to say that in the late ’20s the trio of A.P. Delaney Carter, his wife Sara, and his sister-in-law Maybelle changed the course of country – and popular – music. They did it with haunting harmonies, fine guitar playing and a vast repertoire of murder ballads, gospel tunes, love songs, and Appalachian folk melodies which would be covered by musicians for decades. And this wasn’t just the often derided ”hillbilly” music; this was something timeless, that defies definition and which still resonates. Our five-CD collection is the most complete collection of their early output – from the initial 1927 Bristol ”Big Bang” sessions to their depression-era recordings. Even today, Sara Carter’s voice sounds aching, yet empowered. Whether they’re yodeling through The Foggy Mountain Top, singing a feminist anthem like Single Girl, Married Girl, or harmonizing with Maybelle on Worried Man Blues, you can hear the Carters’ huge influence on country music. A must-have.

Cowboy’s Wild Song to His Herd is just one of a whole disc of 25 songs that transport me to a place of simpler times.

 

One beautiful night when the moon was full
And the air was crisp and clear
A cowboy lay on the star lit plain
And thought of his home so dear

He thought of his mother he loved so well
And his slumber of sleep was blurred
Not a sound to be heard but throws of the night
As he sang a wild song to his herd

The cattle are lying so quiet and still
On a carpet that mantles the west?
While the golden lights from the sky of night
Sing peace to the cowboys stress?

Still he thinks of his mother in a far away land
And his thoughts by his memory was stirred
And he steals himself the old home again
As he sang a wild song to his herd

He’s far from the din of the city noise
Where the lanes of folly do shine
He’s far from the jaws of the dies sin?
And the flow of sparkling wine

He’s in the great west with its mantle of green
Where his neighbors say never a word
A land of marriage is mountains and plains
Where a cowboy sings low to his herd

Songwriters: A.P. CARTER / MAYBELLE CARTER / SARA CARTER

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