Sunday, December 27, 2015
The Byrds: Chestnut Mare
This has the Byrds' characteristic jingle-jangle sound and there turns out to be an interesting history behind it.
Chestnut Mare was written by Roger McGuinn and Jacques Levy for Gene Tryp, a proposed country rock musical based on Peer Gynt. That show never materialised and the song was included on the Byrds' Untitled album.
A shorter version made no. 19 in the UK singles chart early in 1971, though I am not convinced I remember hearing it from then,