It was briefly popular Carters Blues - The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower the time and became part of Southern oral family tradition that let a lot of old songs live on. The words are sung by a true, pale wildwood flower, a spurned faint-hearted but brave Victorian maid who vows to laugh despite her tears.
The melody, with its little trip up and down the scales, proved more memorable. And it was handed down from mother to daughter in the Carter family until they finally put it on record in Maybelle Addington Carter picked the lead guitar. Her cousin and sister-in-law, Sara Dougherty Carter, played guitar behind her and sang.
Now you might notice that the words don't make a whole lot of sense. And that's because "Wildwood Flower" was passed along by word of mouth from one generation to the next without the aid of the original poem. Some Carters Blues - The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower the vocabulary was a little arcane so the Carters tended to keep the sounds of the words while losing their meaning.
Maybelle Carter made no bones about it. Not that it mattered much in the long run because the compelling element on the record turned out to be the attractive way that Maybelle presented the melody on her guitar. The underlying Shearin and Combs texts with the full lyrics have been lost.
Words by Maud Irving. Music by J. Copyrighted and Publishedby H. Higgins, Randolph Street, Chicago. Pearson, engraver. Lyrics as reprinted ibid. Carter Family.
Carter Homeplace A. Walk the Line Ring of Fire. Hidden categories: CS1: long volume value Articles with short description. Namespaces Article Talk. As was the case with the original Carter Family beginning in the s, and later permutations that included Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters June, Helen and Anitathe Wildwood Flower recording sessions were very much a family affair.
Participants included husband Johnny Cash — who died earlier this month — as well as June's cousins, nieces, son, daughter, stepdaughter and daughter-in-law. Felt enchanted and overwhelmed, Dont Want To Be A Fool - Luther Vandross - Power Of Love Carters Blues - The Carter Family - Wildwood Flowerby the living history that was around us.
Producing albums for his mother might sound intimidating, but that was hardly the case, he says. My job was more just capturing what happened. And those are qualities that you don't see as much today. Wildwood Flower ends with the title song. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Don't Tell Me!
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