:: Title :: Waly, Waly (The Water is Wide) (I)
:: Genre :: love song, lyric song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ritchie, Jean [guitar, vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian, Kentucky
:: Session :: Jean Ritchie 4/49
:: Date :: 4/16/1949
:: Reference Information :: T1015.0, Track 1 (00:01:37)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Jean Ritchie performs love songs, ballads, and laments.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - "Waly, Waly" (version 1) (fragment) The tape cuts at 1:37. Notes on tape box read: "First two stanzas a little wobbly in pitch." [Source: tape box]
0 - A version of "O Waly, Waly" appeared in Percy's Reliques of Ancient Poetry" (1765) and was selected for translation into German by Herder at the dawn of the Romantic era. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries it was frequently performed as an arranged art song.
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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