Ian Tyson: Four Strong Winds

November 27, 2008

Tonight, after our Thanksgiving dinner, David and I sang old American folk songs out of a fake book around the piano instead of the traditional hymns. Not perfect but good spirited.

Today for some strange reason, I got the impulse to work out a treatment for piano for “Four Strong Winds.” This is a song made famous by the Brothers Four (see below) by Ian Tyson from the early 60s. It’s a good song and could stand a remake. kd? Rufus? Joni? Anyone? (I know Neil Young did it but there is more in that song than what he did.)

When I try to define the word “jaded” to a young person, I am more successful in explaining what it is not. The Brothers Four are NOT jaded. Was the the first boy band?

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