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2024-04-04T13:23:11.000Z
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Video Title:
Sonya Cohen Cramer - "Oh the Wind and Rain" (ft. Elizabeth Mitchell, Daniel Littleton)
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Listen to Sonya Cohen Cramer's "Oh the Wind and Rain" from her Smithsonian Folkways album 'You've Been a Friend to Me.' Sonya Cohen Cramer intimately interprets the traditional murder ballad alongside celebrated musicians Elizabeth Mitchell, Daniel Littleton, and others. The music video, created by illustrator, graphic designer, and printmaker Dio Cramer, uses the traditional storytelling form called the "crankie": a backlit scroll that's cranked across two dowels to unfold its narrative. Crankie video by Dio Cramer (https://www.diocramer.com/) Recorded in 2014 Sonya Cohen Cramer: vocals Elizabeth Mitchell: vocals Daniel Littleton: acoustic guitar, vocals Tania Elizabeth: fiddle Molly Mason: bass Lee Falco: drums LYRICS: There were two sisters come walking down the stream, Oh the wind and rain. The older one pushed the younger one in, Crying the dreadful wind and rain. Cause Johnny gave the younger one a gay, gold ring, Oh the wind and rain. Didn’t give the other one anything, Crying the dreadful wind and rain. So she pushed her in the river to drown, Oh the wind and rain. Watched her as she floated down, Crying the dreadful wind and rain. She floated til she came to the miller’s pond, Oh the wind and rain. Father, oh father, there swims a swan, Crying the dreadful wind and rain. The miller laid her out on the banks to dry, Oh the wind and rain. The fiddlin’ fool came a passing by, Crying the dreadful wind and rain. He took thirty strands of her long yellow hair, Oh the wind and rain. He made a fiddle bow of her long yellow hair, Crying the dreadful wind and rain. And he made a little fiddle of her breastbone, Oh the wind and rain. The sound could melt a heart of stone, Crying the dreadful wind and rain. And the only tune that fiddle would play was Oh the wind and rain. The only tune that fiddle would play was Oh the dreadful wind and rain. Purchase/Stream: Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/sonya-cohen-cramer/youve-been-a-friend-to-me Bandcamp: https://sonyacohencramer.bandcamp.com/album/youve-been-a-friend-to-me All other platforms: https://orcd.co/sonya-cohen-cramer Sonya Cohen Cramer (1965–2015) was raised in a family committed to revitalizing the oldest songs of the American musical canon. Like her father John Cohen of The New Lost City Ramblers and her mother Penny Seeger, Sonya shared a belief in the transformative qualities of folk songs and traditional ballads. 'You’ve Been a Friend to Me' is the first collection featuring Sonya’s singing, and it reveals the full arc of her musical life through collaborations with her aunt Peggy Seeger, uncle Pete Seeger, Elizabeth Mitchell, Daniel Littleton, and the folk-fusion group Last Forever. While shaped by the roots of her family tree, the radiating and clear sound of Sonya’s voice is distinctly her own.  Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways Support our work, become a Friend of Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/friends-of-folkways The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
Video Duration:
3 min 39 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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