Hangman by lonesome d string band published on 2013/10/21 15:26:33 +0000 Child #95, formally known as 'The Maid Freed from the Gallows.' Like most post-classic rock folkies, the first version I learned was Led Zeppelin's, but eventually Leadbelly's blew my mind. Other versions came and went, but when I heard Jean Ritchie's version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVafGE0L6dM) I finally wanted to sing & play it. It took a long time to work out a guitar arrangement I was happy with - I got caught up trying to replicate Jean's range and free meter, but again found that simplifying the melody and delivery a bit worked better with my so-called voice and also let me round out the guitar part a bit more. As usual with my guitar pieces this is a warts-and-all recording, so hopefully some of those warts add character. Thanks again for reading and listening.