Farewell to Tarwathie: Judy Collins

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7 Comments on “Farewell to Tarwathie: Judy Collins”

  1. Caryn Says:

    I’ve loved this piece since I first heard it but I find it haunting and sad. Only this version, though. Others don’t have that effect.
    It’s the addition of the whale song and the dissonance produced by singing it as a round.
    The whales are going there to feed and to nurture their young. The humans are going there to kill them so that they can feed themselves and their young.
    Dissonance all around.

    • katry Says:

      I have always felt the same way: the song is so haunting and sad. Judy conveys that so well with her voice and you can feel the pain.

  2. Birgit Says:

    Like many songs I only have on vinyl I hadn’t heard this song for a long time. Nice to hear it again. Today I also had to listen to Judy’s version of “Who knows where the time goes?”. Not only does it fit to your post, but it’s Sandy Denny’s birthday today. At home we can’t agree who has sung the better version, but we don’t have to agree. Both singers are outstanding.

    • katry Says:

      I wish I had known it is Sandy Denny’s birthday.

      I’d weigh in on Judy for that song. She sings it so beautifully, but you’re right, though, we don’t have to agree.

  3. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    So beautiful. I also have it on vinyl. The above posts say just what I am feeling.
    Waving from cloudy California,
    Lori and…..

    • katry Says:

      You can copy the MP3 so you’ll have a copy of it now.

      It is raining here now, but soon enough all of it will freeze as the temperature, near 50˚ today, will be around 13˚ tonight.


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