Gimme back my dulcimer

This was the title of a song what I wrote after an ex-colleague in a group I once played in borrowed my dulcimer and then we lost touch.

It looked rather like this:

I never did get it back. Curses.

It’s a beautiful instrument. You can hear it on recordings by the wondrous Shirley Collins such as “The sweet primeroses” and “The power of the true love knot“; it’s also employed by Dave Cousins to very different ends (i.e. electrified through a fuzzbox) on the Strawbs’ classic LP “Grave new world“.

And yes y’all, I copped the above song title in part from Lynryd Skynryd’s “Gimme back my bullets“. Ah, the folly of youth.

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Published in: on July 11, 2008 at 2:52 pm  Leave a Comment  

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