Saturday, May 7, 2011

Love those longshots

Everybody has recorded it: Peter, Paul and Mary, the Hollies, Joan Baez, Dan Fogelberg ... you can go all the way back to Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly.  Go to YouTube, type in "Stewball" and see what you get.

It was the first song we learned on brother-in-law Mike's guitar. (It could be yours, too, just go with G-Am-D-G, G-C-D.) Our favorite version of "Stewball," which we can't seem to find anywhere, was recorded by the Chicago band Mason Proffit.

But it's Derby Day folks, and we needed something to remind us that longshots do win horse races, so here's a clip from a Hugues Aufray concert in Marseille.  It's a little down tempo for us, but the French sure like it! As one commenter chimed in: très belle chanson!!!

Here's hoping that Comma to the Top, a 40-to-1 shot in the morning line, somehow finds the finish line first in Louisville.

1 comment:

  1. Not a lot of horse songs rolling around anymore. Might have to go back to Gene, Roy, Tex or Randolph Scott. Whoa...forgot about Dan's "Run for the Roses." Clever post Strumbum. My kids loved it as I...uhumm...sang them to sleep with my six string and the chords above.