Tagged with Andy Williams

Which Danny Boy?

This song is pretty much a secular anthem for the Irish, but it has a fascinating history. The tune is an ancient traditional tune, Londonderry Air, which I always thought was a rather strange title, London derriere, which annoys Irish people no end, but it’s not my fault it’s a mondegreen. It is said the … Continue reading

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

I have just listened to a BBC documentary by no less than Rosanne Cash on the life and music of Bobbie Gentry, described as one of the most gifted and enigmatic of American singer-songwriters, though most people would only now remember her for her ‘Ode To Billie Joe’ that won the Grammy for 1967. This … Continue reading