Sunday Morning Coming Down

After last week’s post, where Alyson kindly confirmed what I couldn’t be bothered to check – that I’d posted the song before – I have performed due diligence this week.

And I was staggered to find that not only have I never posted today’s song before, I’ve never posted anything from this album at all (not counting the time one song from the album was suggested as part of The Chain).

I imagine most of you will know this already, but to be on the safe side: Mermaid Avenue is an album of previously unheard lyrics written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie, set to music and performed by Billy Bragg and Wilco.

And it’s a thing of beauty and wonder, as I think this will amply demonstrate:

Billy Bragg & Wilco – Hesitating Beauty

More soon.

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4 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Coming Down”

    1. Ain’t that the truth! As I just said in response to a comment from JC, I ignored it when it first came out – I wanted Billy singing Billy’s songs! Regretted that ever since.

  1. It is indeed a wonderful record, and the Billy Bragg & The Blokes tour to play many of the Woody Guthrie songs also provided fabulous times and memories.

    1. Man, I wish I’d seen that. I was stupid enough to ignore this record, and its sequels when they first came out- I love Billy’s lyrics, why would I want to listen to him singing somebody else’s. I am an idiot.

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