Dave Van Ronk - He Was A Friend Of Mine


Dave Van Ronk
Song Name: He Was A Friend Of Mine
By: Dave Van Ronk
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger (1962)
Genre: folk music of the United States , American folk music revival
Date Added: 25 Dec 2016
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He Was A Friend Of Mine by Dave Van Ronk is part of folk music tradition in/by United States of America. Folk Music of United States of America is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with He Was A Friend Of Mine (or folk music of United States of America), other than checking United States of America you can also check music of Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

"He Was a Friend of Mine" is a traditional folk song in which the singer laments the death of a friend. The earliest known version of the song is titled "Shorty George" and was first recorded by musicologist couple John A. and Ruby Terrill Lomax in 1939 at the Clemens State Farm in Brazoria County, Texas in a version performed by African-American inmate Smith Casey, who accompanied himself on guitar. Alan Lomax described the song as a "blues" that was "a dirge for a dead comrade."

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