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In a town this size, there's no place to hide
Everywhere you go, you meet someone you know...
In a smokey bar, in the backseat of your car
In your own little house, someone's sure to find you out
What you do and what you think
What you eat and what you drink...

(Kieran Kane)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The French Girl

Three silver rings
On slim hands waving
Flash bright in candle light
Till Sunday's early morn
Wow.  By Ian Tyson, released by Ian and Sylvia in 1966 on their Vanguard album Play One More.

Record Fiend
provides a good overview of the classic album, and where the influential Canadian duo's musical karma was at the time.

Released in 1966, Play One More marks a transitional stage of the pair's career in between their earlier, more straightforward folk albums and the baroque folk rock/country efforts that came afterward. Even though some tracks feature the all-acoustic instrumentation that typified the sound of previous Vanguard releases, others are conspicuous by their inclusion of organ or orchestral arrangements.
None other than Bob Dylan recorded, but never released The French Girl, twice - first at Big Pink with the Hawks (soon to be known as The Band), and later with the Grateful Dead:

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