Monday, February 19, 2007
M. Ward, Conor Oberst and Jim James - Girl from the North Country (Bob Dylan cover)
This week or so I'm going to be doing a cover theme. I'll start it off with a particularly excellent one- Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, M. Ward, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket performing the Dylan classic "Girl from the North Country." It certainly takes on a different form with a slower tempo, strummed chords rather than finger picking and the addition of slide guitar (by presumably Mike Mogis). Each vocalist then gets their own verse, until the final one where all three join in together. It then cascades into such a finale that if you don't catch yourself, you may just find yourself applauding along.
M.Ward, Conor Oberst, and Jim James - Girl from the North Country
Here's the Dylan version, though you should already have it. If not nab it and pick up the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan immediately. For serious.
Bob Dylan - Girl from the North Country
"If you're travelling in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine
If you go when the snowflakes storm
When the rivers freeze and summer ends
Please see she has a coat so warm
To keep her from the howling winds
Please see if her hair hangs long
If it rolls and flows all down her breast
Please see for me if her hair is hanging long
That's the way I remember her best"