songs can teach us things. the lou reed song femme fatale taught me the diminished 7th chord. zach tells me he was using this song, an old folk tune, in a version by louis mcdaniels and gid smith, to "learn vocal harmonies better". a good use for it, and the by-product is the modern folk music of america. zach is involved, with the not-so-mysterious sean namei, in country creatures, who have appeared on this blog before, and it is always good to hear from either of these guys. zach ended his email with this piece of advice.
"Morning is the time to pity the sober. The way they're feeling then is the best they're going to feel all day."