:: Title :: Fair And Tender Ladies
:: Genre :: love song, lyric song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ritchie, Jean [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 12 (00:03:05)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Jean Ritchie performs love songs, ballads, and laments.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - This version has additional verses at the beginning. About "Fair and Tender Ladies" Jean Ritchie wrote, "'The sad ones are the loveliest,' old people have often said to me. This old love lament is about the best example of this statement that I know." She learned this version from her Uncle Jason, explaining, " I have had to use my imagination in some spots, and supply words in others?" ( Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians as Sung by Jean Ritchie, Kentucky, 1997) [Source: Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians]
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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