Official music video for "A Melody of Rain" from the new album Marah Presents Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania, available at www.marah-usa.com
Although our version is musically original and lyrically re-worked, "This is an old time school song of 1876 and earlier. Sometimes it is sung to the air of Nellie Gray, and by some to a similar air, in which the last two lines of each verse were repeated as refrain." - John C. French...French "collected" this in Potter Co. PA in the early 1900's.
In this video: David Bielanko, Christine Smith, Gus Tritsch, Kai Schafft, James Baughman, Chris Rattie, with Huck Tritsch, Nettie Vernon and Olyvia. Thanks so much to Dave Metty + Cody Stauder for your wizardry, and to the SV Historical Society for letting us use the old Bull Run School.