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This is a traditional English ballad that I sort of learned, inspired by listening to a lot of John Martyn lately. This is one of those tunes that I had to record just to get it out of my darn head. It's a little different, leaning more on the vocals than the guitar. I kind of doubt anyone will listen to this, but I made a post of it anyway. This is the only place where I share my music at this point. I used to post on some other platforms, but I have found it to not even be worth the effort. Thank you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apcDlSXG5E4
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Well I listened to it and really enjoyed hearing it for the first time. Thank you Tim.
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John Martyn's version is a long time favorite, and you've worked it up quite nicely!
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Thanks, my friend. I appreciate the support.
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Very nice - I heard John Roberts and Tony Barrand sing that one lo these many.

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Very nice - I heard John Roberts and Tony Barrand sing that one lo these many.

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Hey, thank you so much. I have been looking for other versions of the song, so I will check those guys out!
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Well done, Tim. I enjoyed your take on this!

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That $200 guitar sounds mighty fine!

I like your vocal tone & style.

Never heard this song but its really nice!
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Well done, Tim. I enjoyed your take on this!

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That $200 guitar sounds mighty fine!

I like your vocal tone & style.

Never heard this song but its really nice!
It's one of those Yamaha FG800s. I bought it for my kid to learn on. He moved onto other guitars, but I kept it because it's actually a great acoustic; either that, or I am crazy, or perhaps a bit of both.

I was actually trying to emulate John Martyn, I guess, but that's a tall order. Thank you for the kind words, though.

It is a traditional English ballad. I came across it in my obsessive listening to John Martyn. From what I can gather, it is Victorian in terms of the overall sentiment and themes/imagery, and it originates likely from somewhere in Northern England. Here's a version he did back when he was young (his best years for sure): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3JM5K99Jos
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It's one of those Yamaha FG800s. I bought it for my kid to learn on. He moved onto other guitars, but I kept it because it's actually a great acoustic; either that, or I am crazy, or perhaps a bit of both.

I was actually trying to emulate John Martyn, I guess, but that's a tall order. Thank you for the kind words, though.

It is a traditional English ballad. I came across it in my obsessive listening to John Martyn. From what I can gather, it is Victorian in terms of the overall sentiment and themes/imagery, and it originates likely from somewhere in Northern England. Here's a version he did back when he was young (his best years for sure): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3JM5K99Jos
Roud and Bishop's New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs says some of the early collectors (around 1900) thought it was from Yorkshire, others Ireland, with broadsides printed in London in the early 1800s.

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Thank you for the information, Dave. I appreciate that.
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Thanks for sharing your version.

John Martyn's version reduces me to waterworks every time. I know why it captured you.
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Thanks for sharing your version.

John Martyn's version reduces me to waterworks every time. I know why it captured you.
Thank you so much for checking it out and the warm words.

Yes, Martyn's version tugs at the heartstrings, just so beautiful.
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Man, that’s beautiful Tim. I don’t know much of John Martyn beyond “May You Never”, which I play a lot, but I think I take more from Eric Clapton’s version than Martyn’s original. So this tune is completely new to me, but I dug it a LOT. And yeah, it’s a bit more of a vocal tune than a guitar tune, but your accompaniment was about perfect. Jeez, am I gonna have to dive deeper in John Martyn now too?

Really well done,

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