If you have ever seen the musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, you might enjoy the short story that it was based on: The Sobbin' Women by Stephen Vincent Benet. It's a real enjoyable and easy read ... a few differences, of course, but still a treat. Plus, it's only $0.99 on Kindle!.
The Sobbin' Women is short story # 9 in this collection of Stephen Vincent Benet's works.
Sobbin' Women Song from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
One difference between the movie and the book is the names of the seven brothers:
Adam - Harry
Benjamin - Halbert
Caleb - Harvey
Daniel - Hosea
Ephraim - Howard
Frankincense - ?
Gideon - Hob
Of course the short story and the movie are an American pioneer version of the old Roman story of the abduction of the Sabine women in ancient Italy.
And ... speaking of wedding stories ... yesterday was my 30th wedding anniversary :) ...
|July 6, 1985|
|July 6, 2015|