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The words was the hardest thing to get and make 'em stick. Sometimes you'd sit down at night and write two or three songs, but they had the same tune to mostly all. All the blues pretty near sound alike unless you got a rare voice and put turns and trills in it - Thomas A. "Georgia Tom" Dorsey interviewed by Jim O'Neal and Amy van Singel, The Voice Of The Blues

Author Topic: "Poor Boy Long Ways from Home" and "Vestapol"  (Read 1011 times)

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Offline cc132

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"Poor Boy Long Ways from Home" and "Vestapol"
« on: January 21, 2011, 11:49:43 AM »
I had a whole long thing typed up here, but I think a better post would have just been - does anyone  know much about the link between "Vestapol" and "Poor Boy's a Long Ways from Home?"
« Last Edit: January 22, 2011, 08:32:04 AM by cc132 »

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Re: "Poor Boy Long Ways from Home" and "Vestapol"
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 01:17:44 PM »
The original parlour tune in open D tuning was called "The Siege of Sebastapol" and this tuning was named after it. This tune bears no resemblance to to "Vastapol" and it's variants.

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Re: "Poor Boy Long Ways from Home" and "Vestapol"
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 01:36:25 PM »
The original parlour tune in open D tuning was called "The Siege of Sebastapol" and this tuning was named after it. This tune bears no resemblance to to "Vastapol" and it's variants.

Google isn't giving me anything.  Would you happen to know a place where I can hear the original tune?

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Re: "Poor Boy Long Ways from Home" and "Vestapol"
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 02:27:43 PM »
Can't remember where I heard it, but this may interest you: http://jasobrecht.com/blues-origins-spanish-fandango-and-sebastopol/

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Re: "Poor Boy Long Ways from Home" and "Vestapol"
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 04:17:52 PM »
If you can read music, an early version of The Siege Of Sebastopol is here.

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