by Debra Cowan
This was a favourite song when I was about 6 or 7 years old. My mom had purchased a recording by a folksinger named June Bugg, and I immediately fell in love with this song. “Darlin’ Corey” is a tune that all banjo players know well and the song is usually performed in a bluegrass style. I adapted the song to an unaccompanied blues style, and when Geoff Bartley came along with his resonator guitar, the song became complete for me.