DOWN BY BLACKWATERSIDE

Latest update on 02/02/2015

Artist: Willie Ryan
Author: traditional
Label: RPL
Year: 1947

Recorded in County Kerry. Irish variation of Abroad As I Was Walking, a tune published in 1909. Reissued on Topic series Voice Of The People (Vol 6: Come Let Us Buy The License) in a version by senior Turp Brown.

Covers:

1952:

Mary Doran [Irish traveller in Belfast as Blackwaterside]

1953:

Michael Cronin [Alan Lomax recording]

1966:

Bert Jansch [learned it from Anne Briggs, who waited until '71 to record her own version]

1969:

Led Zeppelin [elements in instrumental Black Mountain Side; Page learned it from Al Stewart who knew it from Bert Jansch who knew it from Anne Briggs who knew it from Bert Lloyd who teached Briggs the Mary Doran version]

1971:

Anne Briggs [knew it through Mary Doran]

1971:

Sandy Denny [as Blackwaterside]

2002:

Oysterband [idem]

2007:

Vanilla Fudge [as Black Mountain Side]

Led Zeppelin with raga elements, just like Bert Jansch-alike Davy Graham in She Moved Through The Fair (also recorded by Anne Briggs).

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