Anne Hills | Ef You Don't Watch Out: Anne Hills Sings the Poems of James Whitcomb Riley

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Ef You Don't Watch Out: Anne Hills Sings the Poems of James Whitcomb Riley

by Anne Hills

Acoustic old-timey folk songs with lyrics taken from the Victorian-era Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley ("Little Orphant Annie" etc.), with accompaniment by bassist/producer Scott Petito and more.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. A Voice From The Farm
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3:38 $0.99
2. Little Orphant Annie
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3:34 $0.99
3. When The Frost Is On The Punkin
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6:02 $0.99
4. The Raggedy Man
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2:59 $0.99
5. The Lugubrious Whing-Whang
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3:02 $0.99
6. The Little Coat
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3:16 $0.99
7. Lullaby
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4:56 $0.99
8. Nine Little Goblins
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9. Down On Wriggle Crick
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10. There Was A Cherry Tree
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Indiana’s beloved “Hoosier Poet” of the late 19th century, James Whitcomb Riley achieved fame for his writing about the simple country life in the dialect of southern Indiana, with verse alternating between the humorous and the sentimental. Claiming that “simple sentiments that come from the heart” were the secret of his success, Riley satisfied the public with down-to-earth verse that was “heart high." He was a gifted actor, orator, musician, as well as a journalist ... and by the late 1800s Riley was in high demand as a speaker. At the time of his passing in 1916, he was so revered that he received the rare honor of lying in state at Indiana’s Capitol Rotunda as 35,000 mourners came to bid him farewell. On this recording, Anne Hills brings ten of Riley’s beloved poems back to life with poignant, fun and thoughtful folk arrangements.


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Amethyste Rah, Creator of Amethyste Affirmations

Beautiful and haunting...
Love the sweet voice, guitar, and able banjo-ing!

Ann Marie L. Johnson

Ef You Don't Watch Out
I like this CD very much. When I heard it, I thought it was Reagle Creek, which i s a family name. However I like the songs anyhow.


An absolute delight!
Anne brings these poems alive with inventive melodies and sparkling performances. These days I just leave it in my CD player. Great stuff!

Maggie Zakem

Wonderful Work
I bought this CD because "Little Orphant Annie" and "When the Frost Is on the Punkin" are two of my favorite poems. Anne Hills does wonderful work with those two and the rest of the poems. Her singing and instrumentation complement the melodies and stories beautifully!