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Thread #57624   Message #3165845
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
06-Jun-11 - 04:56 AM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
One of my favourite songs is "Cat O'Nine Tails", which advocates the return ofthe cat o'nine tails as a punishment for juvenile delinquents. I sing it because it is catchy and the sentiments reveal a lot about the feelings of the older generation towards British Teddy Boys. "The judge and juries, can settle this thing easily. I say that one thing to cool down this crime is to lash them with the old-time cat o'nine".
I certainly (as a 17-year-old) don't share the "spare the rod, spoil the child" sentiments, but I would have no problem singing it as a demonstration of adult attitudes to juvenile delinquency.