Saturday, August 08, 2009

Pretty Polly



A great performance of the greatest of all murder ballads, by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Based on the English folk song, 'The Gosport Tragedy'. Virginia coal miner and banjo player Dock Boggs recorded the definitive version in the 1920s.

2 Comments:

Blogger George Berger said...

Paul, thanks for that great performance. I will try to sent it to a leftist guitar player and singer I know in Albany, NYS. and BTW, I hope to start reading The Quiet War tomorrow.

August 08, 2009 6:17 PM  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Hi George, glad you liked it. IMHO David Rawlings is an extraordinarily talented guitar player.

August 08, 2009 8:35 PM  

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