Sweet Amarillo by Old Crow Medicine Show

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BourgeoisFan
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Sweet Amarillo by Old Crow Medicine Show

Postby BourgeoisFan » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:55 pm

I heard on the radio that Old Crow had taken an old, obscure tune by Bob Dylan and made it their own: Wagon Wheel (it has the line "rock me, Momma, like a wagon wheel/ rock me, Momma, any way you feel") and made it their own and it became a hit. Dylan, I think, then gave them the song because they had done so well with it (and I don't think he needed it). And he gave them a bit of a phrase he had never used: "tears on my pillow." They wrote Sweet Amarillo, sent it to him, and he suggested they bring the chorus in at 16 bars and not 32 and the lead use the fiddle instead of the harmonica, which they did, and it made the song work better (plus it would be hard to argue against Bob Dylan). YouTube:
http://youtu.be/nBWCMv2xfOE

ffinke
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Re: Sweet Amarillo by Old Crow Medicine Show

Postby ffinke » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:57 pm

For some reason the link doesn't work but here's another that might: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2yB6OycchA

Ryan at Bourgeois
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Re: Sweet Amarillo by Old Crow Medicine Show

Postby Ryan at Bourgeois » Mon May 04, 2015 10:50 am

I'm a huge fan of this song, as I think it sounds as close to "Rolling Thunder" era Dylan writing as we are going to get from a "new" Dylan tune. American Songwriter has a fascinating article about the creation of this tune, with examples of it's progression over the years. http://www.americansongwriter.com/2014/ ... -amarillo/

Bourgeois Nut
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Re: Sweet Amarillo by Old Crow Medicine Show

Postby Bourgeois Nut » Tue May 12, 2015 8:10 pm

Thanks for updated links, and thanks for the article. I had heard much of the story of the song before I heard the song, so it has been a fun song to know. And easy to play.

RGK
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Re: Sweet Amarillo by Old Crow Medicine Show

Postby RGK » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:25 pm

I am a fan of this song also.


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