Mudcat Café message #51552 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8321   Message #51552
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31-Dec-98 - 01:27 PM
Thread Name: Self righteous prats
Subject: RE: Self righteous prats
It was years ago that, driving through the American South, I heard a radio station play "Big, bad Leroy Brown, baddest man in the whole town." It took me a few verses to figure out that the reason that the meter and rhythm was off was that the word "damn" was missing. It's a much more boring song that way, even if the rhythm is interestingly irregular.

-Charlie Baum