Shenandoah Part 3
In the interests of accuracy, should add that Clayton’s is the first recorded version of ‘Shenandoah’ to include the line about ‘the Indian Maiden’. A lot of subsequent versions have included this line – including the version recorded by Bob and the more recent one recorded by Bruce Springsteen.
As I pointed out in a previous post, Clayton’s is my favourite version of the song – followed by those by Paul Robeson & Van Morrison. Dylan’s version doesn’t really do much for me, as he alters – to no great effect – that great tune.
Clayton himself stated that he derived his version from the singing of Stanley Slade, the English folk singer…