JUST PLAY ONE MORE TUNE
Many thanks to Guy Van Duser for braving a New England snowstorm to show up for
the sessions to play bass and some real nice guitar To the audience of friends
(including members of the Greater Hartford Folk Music Society) for their participation
in the live recording - it sounded good, gang - and to Sandy, Caroline, and Lee
for sharing some stories and songs, as well as their home, and for making the
whole thing possible.
The Lost Mine of the Chisos
A few years ago, I spent some time in the Big Bend area of West Texas. It's a
desolate and yet very beautiful part of the country. A legend has it that somewhere
in the Chisos Mountains there is a lost mine, but it has never been found.
I first heard this song about a town in Virginia at a coffeehouse in Boston. A
version of it can be found in Folk Songs of North America by Alan Lomax (Garden
City, NY, 1960).