The Lead Belly Songbook - Lead Belly, no stranger to the blues
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Click here to listen to a RealAudio recording of the MIDI file 28.8 modem.
This is the only song in the songbook using and open tuning for the guitar. If you listen closely you can hear that some of the strings are not completely in tune. I believe that this de-tuned sound is intentional and have re-created it in my performances and it helps convey the mood of the song. We have all been children, and one of the saddest thoughts of a child is to lose a parent, especially a mother. This song explores those feelings that a child, indeed all children, think about now and then.
Click here to listen to Lead Belly play and sing Children's Blues RealAudio 5.0 28.8 modem.
Lead Belly endeared himself to audiences of all ages. His children's songs are of the same high quality his blues or folk songs exhibit. Other children's songs on this web: Christmas Is Coming . Ha, Ha, Thisaway.
A Lead Belly CD "Lead Belly Sings for Children" is available from Smithsonian/Folkways. Click here for the review.