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The Be Good Tanyas — Rain and Snow
Album: Blue Horse
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Total ratings: 928








Released: 2001
Length: 3:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well I married me a wife
She gave me trouble all my life
She ran me out in the cold rain and snow
Rain and snow, rain and snow
She ran me out in the cold rain and snow

She came a runnin on down the stairs
Combin' back her long yellow hair
And her cheeks were as red as a rose
As a rose, as a rose
And her cheeks were as red as a rose

Well I ain't got no use
For your red apple juice
And I'm not gonna be treated this a way
This a way this a way
And I'm not gonna be treated this way

I see you sitting in the shade
Counting every dime I've made
I'm so broke and I'm hungry too
Hungry too, hungry too
I'm so broke and I'm hungry too
I'm so broke and I'm hungry too

Well I married me a wife
She gave me trouble all my life
She ran me out in the cold rain and snow
Rain and snow, rain and snow
She ran me out in the cold rain and snow
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What a lackluster cover of this song.. loses all the exciting pacing of a Grateful Dead version. 
Can auditory flickering cause epileptic fits as well?
nice sweet groove
Noooooooooo
I like the song.
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Please put me out of my misery as I have to listen to this awful voice.....

 
like a failed yodeler 
Today she run me in how we operate in future.
One: way
Two :see
She sounds like she has a turd in her mouth.
cosmic goodness
 TerryS wrote:

Melanie's little sister.



 
maybe Frazey had that roller skate key all along
.
I gave the song a 6, pretty good
Frazie Ford is doing just fine, thank you.

Edit Yes, she was born with a  vibrato.
Best Canadian Band ever.
 rdo wrote:


Whatever language that is, you gotta give her kudos for trying to sing.

 
That's how we all talk in Canada, don'cha know? Just listen to Celine Dione, eh?

Melanie's little sister.


Beautifully harmonizing "guitar".
 FlatCat wrote:

Washing machine on the spin cycle.

 
Or being strapped to a big ol' paint mixer...
A very good album

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Please put me out of my misery as I have to listen to this awful voice.....
Nice, but not every song...
There is better stuff from these girls.
 Hannio wrote:


I wonder if she had a stroke is relearning to talk.
 

Whatever language that is, you gotta give her kudos for trying to sing.
 fredriley wrote:
To get that level of quivering vibrato she's either pulling at her throat or standing on an earthquake simulator. I quite like most of the BGT songs on RP, but this voice gets to me the wrong way. 4 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Washing machine on the spin cycle.
Ahhh Medicine.  Probably quite good in its own right but even better now after 2 tracks I really don't like.
Guess I'm just NOT a "Tanyas" fan.
The harmonizing mandolin is simple but godlike!
 Misterfixit wrote:

Oy!  it's Canadian, eh?

 

I wonder if she had a stroke and is relearning to talk.
Frazey Ford has a new-ish album out, it's quite good. Slightly (but only slightly) less twangy than BGTs. Make of that what you wish.
 rdo wrote:
Is that Gaelic?
 
Oy!  it's Canadian, eh?

 fredriley wrote:
To get that level of quivering vibrato she's either pulling at her throat or standing on an earthquake simulator. I quite like most of the BGT songs on RP, but this voice gets to me the wrong way. 4 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Relax Fred......It's about the water.  Plus it reminds me of how much I admire Rebecca dialing in on the RP Playlist !  Peace {#Angel}
To get that level of quivering vibrato she's either pulling at her throat or standing on an earthquake simulator. I quite like most of the BGT songs on RP, but this voice gets to me the wrong way. 4 from the Nottingham jury.
Is that Gaelic?

Mumble Kings << New Band Name


EssexTex wrote:
Me like

 
Ntropy wrote:
Me MUTE
 
ME LIKE!

Game and set to Poacher. 
 FlatCat wrote:
Oh, it's the nice lady with a neurological disease. 
 
Like the song AND this post.  Mind if I use this?  It'd come in handy at work.
Good music...even  better cover art!!! Finally!!!
 vit wrote:
wow how much gum is in your mouth while you sing?
 
It's not gum, it's chewing tobacco. {#Cowboy}
 FlatCat wrote:
Oh, it's the nice lady with a neurological disease. 
 
Ok, that made me laugh pretty hard
Oh, it's the nice lady with a neurological disease. 
wow how much gum is in your mouth while you sing?
love this girls ...
This CD is a must have!
Jeff Buckley and The Be Good Tanyas? Your killing me here!
That voice is absolutely torturous. They couldn't find anyone better? Seriously? :doh:
EssexTex wrote:
Me like
Me MUTE
Me like
laidi wrote:
Too bad I can't hear it just now...
Ei, see on nii, nagu tÀna...noh vihm ja lumi. Ega ma laulnud :P
Kerly wrote:
On a day like today... :whistle:
Too bad I can't hear it just now...
On a day like today... :whistle:
kazuma wrote:
That voice is an acquired taste that I can't seem to acquire.
that's a really nice way of putting it. :yes: i am a bit ashamed to say that i wouldn't have been so nice.
I love the cover!
I seem to find myself checking the playlist every time Bill plays this band. I like em.
rbigelo wrote:
Mari, I'll skip alongside you, if you don't mind being seen ... with a queen. :bananajumprope:
pleasure! :bananajumprope: your majesty!
That voice is an acquired taste that I can't seem to acquire.
Anybody around here knows the Pentangle version? Far greater than this one, if you ask me.
WonderLizard wrote:
Agree. You gotta cut a lotta slack for singers. I draw the line, however, at Thom Yorke.
I'm not instantly familiar with Mr. Yorke, but MY line is drawn at 'Cowboy Troy'. BTW, LOVE BGT. c.
Mari wrote:
... but, but :think: Ah well ... :bananajumprope: ... I skip alone! I can handle it, honest!
Mari, I'll skip alongside you, if you don't mind being seen ... with a queen. :bananajumprope:
Furst time I've heard this band, enjoying the simple guitars
I really love this, but my jury is still out on some of the Tanyas numbers. I think they will take me by storm later! :heartkiss:
eskles wrote:
I always enjoy your enthusiasm, Mari, but in this case, uh.....no. For that, I'll stick to my wife, '97 Cabs, and almost anyone but BGT.
... but, but :think: :bananajumprope:
Mari wrote:
:guitarist: :drummer: :guitarist: don't they just melt the snow from your heart and dry the rain from your brow? :hug:
I always enjoy your enthusiasm, Mari, but in this case, uh.....no. For that, I'll stick to my wife, '97 Cabs, and almost anyone but BGT.
Mari wrote:
ooooooooohooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooh!!! :jump:
Mari- You certainly have more 10's and 9's than any other listener at RP...I don't think that is a bad thing.Have fun! :clap:
ploafmaster wrote:
Somebody put the goat back in its pen! What? That's a singer? Oh...well, um...yuck.
I really like this song, but your post is funny...hahaha :roflol:
ooooooooohooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooh!!! :jump:
Excellent! Gives me goosebumps...
:guitarist: :drummer: :guitarist: don't they just melt the snow from your heart and dry the rain from your brow? :hug:
:good-vibes:
This is perhaps their best tune.(8) I enjoy vocals that are unique. Thanks RP!
Somebody put the goat back in its pen! What? That's a singer? Oh...well, um...yuck.
:drummer: :dancingbanana: :guitarist:
Odyzzeuz wrote:
I think this is going to be the case with a lot of vocal stylists who get outside a mainstream style of delivery. I enjoy this kind of styling -- it's interesting and adds nuance to the song. But then, I think Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris are also great stylists, and I know they're not for everyone either. That's why it's a risk, I guess. You're aiming for a higher artistic plain, but you almost inevitably alienate some listeners.
Agree. You gotta cut a lotta slack for singers. I draw the line, however, at Thom Yorke.
Mari wrote:
Such an exquisite album and this is one of the best of the best, they're so good! :music:
Thank you Mari. Sometimes we are deaf and blind. Somebody from the other side of the world has to show you something great that's in your own backyard. Found the Tanyas because of you and they sure grow on me now.
Such an exquisite album and this is one of the best of the best, they're so good! :music:
Zweiblumen wrote:
So much bad music this morning. :(
If it's bad it isn't music. :)
jone_ston wrote:
I'm with you on this one. Every time a BGT song comes on RP I can't turn it off fast enough. It's a real shame, since I like the backing music. The way she sings, though, is like a dentist drill boring into my spine. Of course, I don't begrudge other people their right to like the BGTs, but I can't understand it. The voice...! -David
I think this is going to be the case with a lot of vocal stylists who get outside a mainstream style of delivery. I enjoy this kind of styling -- it's interesting and adds nuance to the song. But then, I think Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris are also great stylists, and I know they're not for everyone either. That's why it's a risk, I guess. You're aiming for a higher artistic plain, but you almost inevitably alienate some listeners.
So much bad music this morning. :(
beelzebubba wrote:
I think I would like this song alot if I had the option of dragging the vocal tracks down to "0".
I'm with you on this one. Every time a BGT song comes on RP I can't turn it off fast enough. It's a real shame, since I like the backing music. The way she sings, though, is like a dentist drill boring into my spine. Of course, I don't begrudge other people their right to like the BGTs, but I can't understand it. The voice...! -David
I just love this.
... 10 ...
... Woooooooo! ... :umbrella: ...
inindian wrote:
Dolly? I thought it sounds like Melanie Safka with a mandoline. I also like it! :music:
I heard Melanie as well! Or Buffy St Marie
bajafisher wrote:
Its good to hear Dolly Parton making a comeback.
Dolly? I thought it sounds like Melanie Safka with a mandoline. I also like it! :music:
cheetah wrote:
Wonderful as this is, it's just can't match Pentangle's version.
I agree. Also I prefer the Dead's version... Aahhh, personal preference, long may it wave!
Ahhhhh....,Much better!
byrd wrote:
One of the best albums I've heard in ages. The whole thing is great from start to finish. China Town is great too, but Blue Horse is better. Excellent!
Agree 100%. :yes: Blue Horse is a terrific album. Never would've found out about these ladies if it wasn't for RP. I dig the reggae-like groove on this track. BTW, Po'Girl (other band with one of the BGT members) is also very good. Must upload some tracks from them sometime.
One of the best albums I've heard in ages. The whole thing is great from start to finish. China Town is great too, but Blue Horse is better. Excellent!
Love the Tanyas.
black321 wrote:
This song seems to draw from that traditional folk song, don't know the name but goes like: When I first came to this land, I was not a wealthy man. So I got myself a wife, called love of life. Although this song is based a bit more in reality, going: Got myself a wife, been trouble all my life.
It's an old traditional called "Cold, Rain and Snow". The Dead did it, too, on their first album. Well, I got me a wife she's been trouble all my life run me out in the cold, rain and snow Well, she's comin' down the stairs combing back her yellow hair and i ain't gonna be treated this a way.. Well she went up to her room where she sang a faithful tune and i'm going where those chilly winds don't blow... gotta love it.. this version is sweet... :cowboy:
black321 wrote:
This song seems to draw from that traditional folk song, don't know the name but goes like: When I first came to this land, I was not a wealthy man. So I got myself a wife, called love of life. Although this song is based a bit more in reality, going: Got myself a wife, been trouble all my life.
It looks like this might be it. If you know any lyrics of a song, you have a pretty good chance of finding it with google.
This song seems to draw from that traditional folk song, don't know the name but goes like: When I first came to this land, I was not a wealthy man. So I got myself a wife, called love of life. Although this song is based a bit more in reality, going: Got myself a wife, been trouble all my life.
I think I would like this song alot if I had the option of dragging the vocal tracks down to "0".
Wonderful as this is, it's just can't match Pentangle's version.
I just got this from the Library Now I can Woo and Waayy to my hearts content :mrgreen:
Bought the album after hearing two of their songs here. Great stuff.
Good, but not nearly as good as Del McCoury & the Chieftains' version of this song.
get's a 9 by me...
Dig the Tanyas. Good music.
8) nice woe and whoo
Its good to hear Dolly Parton making a comeback.
Heard this for the first time on a camping trip in northern Wisconsin. I thought it was a perfect song for the occasion. Then they sing Lk pontchartrain, heart melted despite the rain and cold. good album. thanks. i agree with some other listeners, this stuff can be overplayed though.
Liked the Dead version better, but never would have noticed they were the same song until I listened to the lyrics. Cool version nonetheless.
KALINEVE wrote:
I love this song - one of my favorites from a great album. Haunting and powerfull stuff. Thatnks RP for introducing me to one of my fav groups. Wish they'd go on tour....
ME TOO! I think one of the members recently became a mother...maybe later then.
I love this song - one of my favorites from a great album. Haunting and powerfull stuff. Thatnks RP for introducing me to one of my fav groups. Wish they'd go on tour....
I like the Levellers' version better.
I've liked much of the stuff I've heard from this band, but the singer's affectations in this one are too much to bear.
I like the old bluegrass version where the guy sings "She gave me Truuuuuubbbbllle all my life..."
DaveInVA wrote:
The song "rain and snow" sounds like the riff was stolen wholesale from the 60's song by the Seeds "Your Pushing to Hard"..
Amazing link to pick up. The songs could not be more different in pace and tone, but the songs are, indeed, quite similar. Saw Sky Saxon and hs new crew of reprobates doing their garage gig in London this winter. Very funny........
The song "rain and snow" sounds like the riff was stolen wholesale from the 60's song by the Seeds "Your Pushing to Hard"..
Give me some ROCKN\'ROLL!!! :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
First thing that come to my mind was how much they sound like Melanie Safka (or at least in this song). :cool:
Originally Posted by tomnam: I don't know why, but this song really bugs the heck outta me. I can usually drown out the songs in the background that I am not engaged in but I seem to always have to turn the volume down when I hear this. :(
all their songs bug me. its like nails on a chalkboard - the vocals are, that is.
Just listened to their new record \'Chinatown\' and was very impressed. Hopefully it will be playing here soon. It\'s very good - as exciting as their first record.
I don\'t know why, but this song really bugs the heck outta me. I can usually drown out the songs in the background that I am not engaged in but I seem to always have to turn the volume down when I hear this. :(
I saw the Be Good Tanyas play at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and they were fantastic! It\'s great to hear them on RP. Local folkies make it big right on
Two Tanyas too many!
Damn ! Mighty fine song by a bunch of girls from Vancouver. Must be all that rain they get
Bouhgt this one because of RP. The whole album is wonderful. :clap: :notworthy:
What a strong showing for a debut. Very enjoyable.
This is certainly pushing it\'s way into my personal top-ten of RP songs. Excellent.
These gals are GOOD! The best song on the CD is Light Enough To Travel. Heard them first on KPIG, and bought the CD. It\'s certainly not mainstream, but the vocals and melodies strike me where it counts. Highly recommended. I\'m looking for their next release....
If I ever get any extra spending $, this cd is first on my list. ;)