BELLS OF RHYMNEY, THE

Latest update on 28/10/2017

Artist: Pete Seeger
Author: Idriss Davies/Pete Seeger
Label: Folkways
Year: 1958

With Sonny Terry live at Carnegie Hall.

Covers:

1963:

Shilos [Gram Parsons' first band]

1963:

Judy Collins [with Roger McGuinn]

1965:

Byrds

1965:

Fifth Avenue [with Jimmy Page on guitar]

1965:

Cher

1965:

Beatles [guitar riff in If I Needed Someone; admitted by George Harrison]

1966:

John Denver [solo debut]

1967:

Bob Dylan & The Band [Basement tape]

1984:

Alarm [with other words; Welshmen]

1985:

Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians

1994:

Oyster Band

2017:

Chris Hillman

Based upon a poem by Welshman Idriss Davies, collected in Gwalia Deserta (Wasteland Of Wales). Written in 1926 during a national miners strike started in Wales. Rhymney is where he lived and where he died.

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