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Comment by Ian Bell on May 12, 2010 at 5:15pm
Sensational! The bar has clearly been raised in the weird old song department. I was expecting an antique version of the 50s Burl Ives hit - shoulda known better. (I guess there was a little bit of it in the lyric) "Blair Witch Project" cinematic treatment enhanced the proceedings as well. Three thumbs up.
Comment by Tim Twiss on May 12, 2010 at 10:38pm
Thanks. I got that feel from Camptown Shakers version. I like the cricket sounds they had. I wanted to go outside, but it was too cold.
Comment by Silas Tackitt on May 13, 2010 at 2:52pm
To me, that rendition from the Camptown Shakers sets the standard for how that song ought to be played and sung. I love it. That you tried to get some of the feel for their version shows what a strong influence that recording happens to be.

I've tried to play it as they do, but my strings vibrate too much when I tune it down to the key of B which is the key for the original sheet music. D/G is a little too high. When I try to play it, it does not sound correct. A reason is that I hear them in my head. Darn the Camptown Shakers for creating such a fantastic recording.
Comment by Strumelia on October 7, 2012 at 9:46pm

Perfect song for Halloween now!!!

I love love love this song, both by the Camptown Shakers and now your version too Tim, which is a bit looser, more like 'scratchy briar'.   :D 



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