Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ashokan Farewell Played in Mount Vernon, Iowa


The theme song from the 1990 PBS television show, The Civil War called, Ashokan Farewell is played by entertainers at the Mount Vernon, Iowa Antique Fair a few weeks ago on July 4th. A crowd gathered around to hear them play the hauntingly beautiful theme, then curiously dispersed. Perhaps it was the effects of the sun or the time of day, but people only stood long enough to hear the familiar song and not for the less known tunes that followed. Know that.