Song 18 – The Gallis Pole

SONG: The Gallis Pole ARTIST: Lead Belly YEAR: 1939 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: Gallis Pole aka Gallows Pole was originally a centuries-old folk song of unknown origin titled The Maid Freed from the Gallows.  The song may have originated in continental Europe, more specifically Finland, Sweden, Lithuania and Hungary, with over 50 notedContinue reading “Song 18 – The Gallis Pole”

Song 13 – Can the Circle Be Unbroken

SONG: Can the Circle Be Unbroken ARTIST: The Carter Family YEAR: 1935 Listen to it here:  THE SONG:  “Can the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By)” is a folk song that was reworked by A.P. Carter from the hymn “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”. The song deals with the death, funeral, and mourning of theContinue reading “Song 13 – Can the Circle Be Unbroken”