About a year ago I posted this one on the Island. That time I did the long version, which has six stanzas. Randy left a comment on it that it sounded like it would be a good song for some harmony vocals. This is the short, three-stanza version as recorded by Johnny Cash, with some harmony vocals. This is a very old song from the Civil War era, but this one is not from the Burl Ives Songbook.
I first heard this song, or part of it anyway, sung on an old Disney TV series called So Weird back in the 90s. It was sung by Mackenzie Phillips, who played a character on that show.
Had a wedding today (a really cool albeit hot one) so I have been absent...which is a bummer because for the first time in my life I have inspired a rule change instead of just breaking them
Bird On A Wire- Leonard Cohen