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Posted By: GUEST,Crowhugger sans cookie
13-Mar-09 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Gallows Humour-laughing at death/disease
Subject: RE: Folklore: Gallows Humor-laughing at death/disease
This is the first thread in years that has really piqued my interest; it's so long since I felt inclined to post I can't even recall my password. (Yes, I'll go track it down thru' proper channels.) But for now:

My favourite gallows humour these days is Les Barker's "Have You Got Any News of the Iceberg?"

Time is a good shock absorber; I'm sure that 80 years ago it wouldn't have been so easy to laugh and cry at the same time about the Titanic.

The best-received song in one particular retirement home gig was "Please Don't Bury Me." Go figure.