Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Wind and Rain






Georgia Harvey passed on this gem of a song last week. It's a sad old Bluegrass song, called "The Wind and the Rain"  or "The Twa Sisters"






Two little girls in a boat one day,
O the wind and rain;
Two little girls in a boat one day,
Crying, The dreadful wind and rain.

The one pushed the other in the water so wide,
O the wind and rain;
The one pushed the other in the water so wide,
And she cried the dreadful wind and rain.

She floated down to the old miller's dam,
O the wind and rain;
She floated down to the old miller's dam,
And she cried the dreadful wind and rain.

The miller came down with his long log pole,
O the wind and rain;
Charles Miller came down with his long log pole,
And she cried the dreadful wind and rain.

He hooked her out by her long yellow hair,
O the wind and rain;
He hooked her out by her long yellow hair,
And she cried the dreadful wind and rain.

And he made fiddle strings of her long yellow hair,
O the wind and rain;
He made fiddle strings of her long yellow hair,
And she cried the dreadful wind and rain.

And he made fiddle screws of her long finger bones,
O the wind and rain;
 He made fiddle screws of her long finger bones,
And she cried the dreadful wind and rain.

But the only tune that fiddle could play
Was O the wind and rain;
The only only tune that that fiddle could play
Was O, the dreadful wind and rain.

3 comments:

Georgia Harvey said...

Hey - it kind of fits doesn't it? I love the Gillian Welch version, pared right back, haunting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtnKT2ipRgs

FetishGhost said...

I was hoping to find something a bit more vintage, but it might take a while. I'm on the hunt. Thanks for the link Georgia.

Cambria Pottery said...

I love the skeleton lying disguised in the cup linear pattern. Great display of impermanence!