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The Joy Fun Garden

by Cordelia's Dad

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Dark Hills 01:51
As I Travel 04:22
Idumea 02:54


"Rambling Beauty" comes from a fragment in H.M. Belden's "Ballads and Songs of Missouri." Belden comments, "From a manuscript sent to me in 1905 of which I unfortunately failed to record the provenience." Try that one next time you lose something. No tune was offered, so we came up with an inappropriately cheerful one of our own. "Dark Hills" comes from the poem of the same name by Edwin Arlington Robinson. "George Collins," "Drowsy Sleeper," and "Johnny Oh Johnny" come from the collection of Anne and Frank Warner and the singing of Lee Monroe Presnell. "As I Travel" comes from the singing of Roscoe Holcomb. Various versions of "The Dying Californian" were printed in 19th century collections of pupular songs and 20th century collections of folk songs. "The Sacred Harp" credits the words to "Kate Harris - 1850" and the tune to "Bell and Dinkard - 1859."


released June 15, 1993

Recorded at Betrayal Studios by Edward Haber except "Idumea," recorded live at CBGB, New York.

Tim Eriksen: vocals
Peter Irvine: frame drum
Tom King: guitar
with Becky Miller: fiddle.

Tim Eriksen: vocals
Peter Irvine: frame drum
Tom King: guitar
Steven Maggs: bass

Artwork: Olaf Meyer
Thanks to Dave Schramm, Becky and Ed


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