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MGM·Lion Same verses in same song (24) RE: Same verses in same song 16 Jun 16

"songs often make a very good point effectively"
Indeed. And a final slight departure from the incremental repetition that has become anticipated can have a profound and telling dramatic effect -- like that "Yes I have brought you gold", instead of the "No I have not brought you gold" from all the other relations, when "my true-love" at last appears at the end of Child #95 to Free the Maid from the Gallows. I have literally known non-folkie audiences sigh with relief at that point - tho admittedly not that often! (I would also remark that the title is a pity; a spoiler for the punchline, innit!)


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