Gandlbrothers 2012-04-22 12:09:43
In addition to a song about Soldier’s Joy, Guy Clark has a song called Sis
Draper based on the tune Arkansas Traveller anyone familir with it and was
there really a Sis Draper? The Soldier’s Joy tune he connects to Sis Draper
but I forget exactly how.
The chorus of Sis Draper goes
Sis Draper she’s the Devil’s daughter
Plays the fiddle daddy bought her
Plays it like her daddy taught her
She’s a travelin Arkansawyer
Dave douglass 2012-04-22 12:09:56
I heard an interview with Guy Clark (my favorite songer/singwriter) and
there is a real Sis Draper. He mentions her in another song I can’t
recall right now. I can’t remember any details about Sis.
Mombu 2012-04-23 10:25:28
I heard Guy Clark in concert last summer and he talked all about this
thread of songs. Another of which is “magnolia wind”. He said that
this all originates with a friend of his who is a fiddle player, Sean
Camp his name was I think. Sis Draper was the woman who taught him to
play the fiddle. They then elaborated on these stories, coming up with
Soldiers Joy to tell the story of how fiddle playing got started in the
family. Terrific song by the way.