Song of the Day, October 26: Tuesday Morning by Eliza Carthy

Today’s song is Tuesday Morning by Eliza Carthy. It appears on the second disc of her wonderful solo debut, Red Rice. The Rice disc has more traditional folk instrumentation and arrangements. This traditional tune (Roud #579) is simply arranged with fiddle, guitar and accordion. It’s the tale of a girl of 16 who is to be married the next day. The singer warns her that she is too young and bids her wait five years to know her own mind. The girl will have none of it. Her youthful optimism seems shallow, and there is a clear warning that she might do well to listen to the singer’s advice. Enjoy this delightfully rendered traditional song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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