“Up on Cripple Creek”
Levon Helm took the lead vocal on the Robbie Robertson song, "Up on Cripple Creek," though the inspiration to sing about Cripple Creek wasn't new at the time he did it. "Cripple Creek" as a song subject has a folk history; fellow Canadian artist Buffy Sainte Marie had her own version in 1964, featuring a springing mouth-bow sound too. But the Band never claimed to have received inspiration from her or anywhere else for their Top 25 hit. "Garth found that Jew's harp sound by running his clavinet through a wah wah pedal," wrote Helm in This Wheel's on Fire, his memoir of his life with the Band.