NEW VIDEO: "Clementine" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Here's the new video for "Clementine" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse from the upcoming Americana .
From the Liner Notes for Americana by Neil Young & Crazy Horse:
This American folk ballad is believed to be based on “Down By The River Liv’d a Maiden” by H.S. Thompson 1863. However, it is usually credited to Percy Montrose, 1884 or Barker Bradford from about the same period. The Americana arrangement extends the folk process, using many of the original words and a new melody. The song tells the story of either a bereaved lover recalling his lost sweetheart, or a father missing his lost daughter. In both cases the daughter has drowned in an accident. The song is now famous as an American children’s song. The verse about Clementine’s sister has been omitted from most children’s versions. This verse has different meanings depending on whether the point of view of the singer is taken as the lover or the father.
And, for a completely different video of the song, check this version of "Clementine".
You may want to catch this one really quick while it stays up.
Note that the video is marked as "REJECTED" at the end. However, in order to avoid another Treasure debacle, we made sure that Archives Guy has Ok'd this.
The archival footage seems to come from a slower, simpler time in Americana when families participated in fun activities and daring pastimes.
ps - moms, please don't try this at home.
"If you can't cut it, don't pick up the knife..."
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- OFFICIAL VIDEO: "Oh Susannah" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Art by Gary Burden and Jenice Heo
Set for a June 5th release, you can now pre-Order "Americana" on Amazon.com (Thanks! You'll be helping to support us here at Thrasher's Wheat.)