Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings – The Dreadful Wind and Rain

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As often as not when I catch myself singing something rambling around the neighborhood, it’s this song. Something about it matches the timbre of my voice and my pace, becoming something of a mournful cadence.

It’s something special when two musicians best known for their instrumentation can deliver so perfectly harmonized a track, utterly devoid of instrumentation altogether.

There were two sisters of County Clare
Oh, the wind and rain.
One was dark and the other was fair
Oh, the dreadful wind and rain.

And they both had a love of the miller’s son
Oh, the wind and rain.
But he was fond of the fairer one
Oh, the dreadful wind and rain.

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