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Steve Shaw 10 of the Most Disturbing Folk Songs - BBC (80* d) RE: 10 of the Most Disturbing Folk Songs - BBC 15 Oct 21

I think the trouble with Run For Your Life and Brown Sugar is that their messages, if any were actually intended, were not ones of addressing issues. Both Lennon and Jagger came to regret those songs. Arthur McBride is about the little man getting one over on the establishment, not an uncommon theme, and songs like that may be seen as rather lyrical ways of mildly protesting or rebelling. Pitched just right, the authoritarian powers-that-be can't really touch 'em...

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