Friday, April 28, 2017

The Last Thing on my Mind

So the general consensus regarding last week's song was that it's probably not technically a folk song, although it does hearken back to folk stylings from a more European or Israeli mold. I should probably admit that one of the main reasons I included it was because it was stuck in my head that day and I was feeling a tad sentimental, which isn't the most academic reason to hijack a blog. Would I be pushing it too far to say que sera, sera?

This week I'll pull up one of my favorites from the Seekers. It's a well-recognized American folk song that found wide popularity in the folk revival of the 1960s. I've heard many different versions, but this is one of my favorites:

Just for fun though, let's include a version with a distinctly different sound:

And one more, for good measure: