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When I was a child my father listened to the Prairie Home Companion religiously. They used to have a feature hosted by Greg Brown called the "Department of Folksongs." At 10, this was one of my favorites.
I learned this song off a Buffy Sainte-Marie album. It always haunted me because of what the last two verses leave unsaid.
An early experiment of mine trying to sing in parallel harmonics, and what better to sing in such a way than such a dirge.
This is what happens when I get into the studio. I just can't resist singing 7-part harmony with myself.
"Wow! You blend so well with yourself!"
"I think there is a lot of very serious stuff on this album. And a lot of very humrorous stuff. I don't like it. You should stick to one or the other."
"Oh, it's folky? I won't like it then."
"Is the purpose of this to rip off everything Paul Simon's ever done?"
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