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Sandy Denny

Blackwaterside (4:12)

Salutary tale of the young lass who gave herself too easily to the bounder who left her in the lurch rather than met her at the church.
Sandy Denny at her best is this, pulling at the heart strings as another relationship falls on stony ground... as is the norm in the traditional ballad genre.
The incomparable Richard Thompson on electric guitar and the saddest of accordions. How is it that this instrument is able…

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One evening fair I took the air
Down by blackwaterside
'twas gazing all around me
When the irish lad I spied

Sandy Denny - Blackwaterside Lyrics


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  • My absolute favorite version of this song.
  • Sublime!
  • Sandy could sing the phone book & I'd tune in [2]
  • This is Groovy
  • Delightful.
  • Sandy could sing the phone book & I'd tune in........
  • English soul music, beautiful.
  • I can feel you Sandy
  • First time I've heard this. It's very soothing, though I suspect the lyric is darker ?
  • mmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhhh great!

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