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Thread #113441   Message #2412809
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
13-Aug-08 - 03:58 PM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
I'd second Old Shep.

A much better song than the not very interesing Sheath and Knife. I have seen folksingers debollocking themselves for years trying to inject a bit of interest into this interminable load of old socks. I mean seriously....

'Its about incest'

Oh really! I used to teach at a school where half the families were shagging each other. This song expresses little of the truth of the situation.

I don't get it. I am willing to be enlightened. the broom blooming bonny and fair for example....

wossitall about Alfie? Is it just wopabopalooma! Abopbam boom! Or is there some great (very well) hidden meaning?