Mudcat Café message #3995831 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166254   Message #3995831
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
10-Jun-19 - 12:36 PM
Thread Name: Nancy of London (John Faulkner version?)
Subject: RE: Nancy of London (John Faulkner version?)
"'Nancy of London' is probably an error."
No reason in the world to suggest this came from an under-talented hack
It is a superbly reflective song - often referred to as "drunken-daft" - another example from the same source is "Ye Mariners All"
In both cases the singer is addressing himself and, in a few superbly constructed verses, is pouring out his loneliness
It lacks narrative because it doesn't need a story - the feelings expressed are those who appear to have "been there and done that" - no desk-bound pen-pusher could hope to make something as sensitive as this
Jim Carroll