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Thread #66084   Message #1095785
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
18-Jan-04 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: Is this song appropriate?: Slap Her Down Again Paw
Subject: RE: Is this tune appropriate?: Slap Her Down Again Paw
One storytelling technique is, where the idea is that the listener is meant to see through what the first person narrator is saying, and understand what is happening in a different way.

Perhaps the thing about this song, as old pooperoo implies, is not that it advocates beating wayward daughters, but that it lampoons "hillbillies" for that kind of thing.