Monday, November 3, 2008

Great Music Monday-Shenendoah

This week's Great Music Monday song has been recorded by many, many artists going back to before the 1950's.

The lyrics and tune of the amazing "Shenandoah" will take you down "the wide Missouri."

The story of a young man who falls in love with the daughter of Indian Chief Shenandoah.

The tong will haunt you or take you to a village on the river. Amazing.

I have posted 4 different videos of the song by different artists.

1. The Legendary Tennessee Ernie Ford.

2. The American Tenors

3. Hayley Westenra-Hit play and listen, but don't pay any mind to the pictures flashing. Granted she is good looking but they photos don't fit with the song. But the voice is amazing.

4. The Statler Brothers. This one is a little faster than I would normally do this song but it is good with great harmonies.


Interagency Task Force said...

In my humble opinion, Hayley Westenra's version is the BEST!

Anonymous said...

excellent choices! my personal favorite is cheltic woman. If you say the words in your head in time with an instrumental, it's the closest most people can get to a instrument actually "singing" for you. brings back alot of memories.