Doc Watson - Omie Wise


Doc Watson
Song Name: Omie Wise
By: Doc Watson
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: Doc Watson (1964)
Genre: folk music of the United States , American folk music , country , murder ballad
Date Added: 01 Oct 2017
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Omie Wise by Doc Watson 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 Omie Wise (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.

Omie Wise or Naomi Wise was an American murder victim, who is remembered by a popular murder ballad about her death. Lyrics to the original version of the song were written shortly after the murder itself.
The first recorded version of the song was performed by G. B. Grayson, who recorded the song in 1927 in Atlanta, Georgia. The first person to record the song under the title "Naomi Wise" was Vernon Dalhart.
The song has been performed by Doc Watson on his debut album on 1964. Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (1923–2012) was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music. Watson's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music were highly regarded.

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