Doc Watson on the Cicada Concert

Doc Watson (right, with Tom Ashley), courtesy of Wilson Library's Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Doc Watson on the Cicada Concert

by R.T. Smith
Southern Cultures, Vol. 12, No. 4: Music 2006

"I wish they'd get tired of tuning and play."

They seem to think they have something to say,
those locusts high in your circle of pines.
I wish they’d get tired of tuning and play.