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Elizabeth Mitchell - "Ooki Na Kuri No Ki No Shita De" [Live at Maverick Concert Hall, 2010]
Elizabeth Mitchell performs "Ooki Na Kuri No Ki No Shita De (Under the Big Chestnut Tree)" at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, NY on July 10, 2010. Joining her on stage is her husband Daniel Littleton, the Sound Wave Sisters (including their Daughter Storey Littleton), and the Lovely Ladies. This song is featured on her 2010 album 'Sunny Day.' Video courtesy of David Gillis 'Sunny Day' available on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: The song "Ooki Na Kuri No Ki No Shita De (Under the Big Chestnut Tree)" is the fourth track on the album 'Sunny Day.' In the liner notes, Elizabeth Mitchell writes about the song, "In the fall of 2008 our family traveled throughout the wondrous country of Japan on tour with our band Ida. Our friend Mimi came over before we left to help us learn some Japanese. She taught us this song that day, and we fell in love with it! On one of our many rides on the Shinkansen—the bullet train—we saw two little girls about Storey's age singing this song and doing the hand movements that accompany it." Elizabeth Mitchell: Facebook: Instagram: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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3 min 6 sec
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