Thursday 10 January 2013

Awesome!... Or, as they say, whence I am bound, "Ossum!"

Oh Shenandoah,
I love your daughter,
Away, you rolling river.
For her I'd cross,
The raging waters,
Away, I'm bound away,
'Cross the wide Missouri.
For ten long years, 
I courted Sally,  
A-way, you rolling river
She broke my heart, 
Here in this valley,
A-way, we're bound away, 
'Cross the wide Missouri.
 Tom Waits, with Keith Richards, and an un-named male-voice choir, recorded "Shenandoah", for a new muliti-artist album, titled 'Son of Rogues Gallery'.

I'd love to post it here, but the album is not out until 19th february. So the best I can do, is include a link to the player on NPR.

I know some, many, most, perhaps, of my readers just can't see any beauty in Tom's gravelly voice, but I urge you to give it a chance. 
Click on the link.

No, I know it's not a patch on your 'Best of Abba' album.... 
Or your 'Easy Listening Elevator Music' album.

I hear you all spluttering in denial "But I don't have an Abba album!'.