SHENANDOAH (ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI)

Latest update on 03/01/2019

Artist: Paul Robeson
Author: traditional
Label: Victor
Year: 1935

A fur trappers song doubling as sea shantee and Interim State Song of Virginia. An eponymous song by Henri Burr & Albert Campbell from 1917 (also for Victor) is a different one (written by Halsey K. Mohr).

Covers:

1939:

Captain Richard Maitland [a former ship's captain recorded by Alan Lomax in Staten Island, NY, introducing the song as a logging song turned sea shantee]

1950:

Jo Stafford

1951:

Weavers

1952:

Harry Belafonte

1952:

Nelson Eddy

1956:

Paul Clayton

1957:

Norman Luboff Choir

1958:

Pete Seeger

1959:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

1959:

Kingston Trio [as Across The Wide Missouri]

1959:

Bing Crosby [on How The West Was Won]

1962:

Acker Bilk

1962:

Michael Landon [Little Joe in Bonanza]

1963:

Wayfarers

1964:

Duane Eddy

1964:

Josh White

1965:

James Stewart [in film Shenandoah]

1965:

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

1967:

Statler Brothers

1967:

Brothers Four

1972:

Glen Campbell

1973:

Charlie McCoy

1974:

Jerry Reed

1977:

Mickey Newbury

1977:

Yvette Horner [in Nashville]

1979:

Thin Lizzy [in Black Rose (Roisin Dubh)]

1982:

James Galway

1988:

Bob Dylan

1991:

Kelly Family

1992:

Arlo Guthrie

1993:

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman

1996:

Daniël Lanois [in film Sling Blade; vocal: Emmylou Harris]

1998:

Van Morrison [in film Long Journey Home with an Irish all star cast]

1999:

Keith Jarrett

1999:

Bill Frisell [with Ry Cooder]

2000:

Dave Alvin [on his cd Public Domain]

2001:

Sissel Kyrkjebo [with Paddy Moloney]

2002:

Richard Thompson

2004:

Roger McGuinn

2006:

Bruce Springsteen

2006:

Richard Greene & Jack Shit [on Rogue's Gallery]

2006:

Corries

2007:

Celtic Women

2008:

Liam Clancy

2012:

Bobby Bare

2013:

Tom Waits & Keith Richards

2013:

Rick Holmstrom

2015:

Jayme Stone [vocal: Margaret Glaspy]

2016:

Kansas

'Like ancient redwoods and giant sequoias, our folk songs endure beyond (and despite of) the whims of current popular taste and the quick gratifications of our disposable culture' - Dave Alvin.

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