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RS Query:Folk Performing Portrayed (29) RE: Query:Folk Performing Portrayed 02 Jul 97


Do songs qualify as "literary"? The Canadian folk performer Valdy wrote the (presumably biographical!) song "Play Me a Rock and Roll Song" - about a folk musician who is booed off the stage after he is mistakenly booked at a Rock and Roll venue. The final verse is :

Well if I played you a Rock and Roll Song / It wouldn't be fair, cause my head isn't there / So I'll leave you to your rock and roll songs / and make my way back to the country.

and the chorus is :

(Still they called) Play me a rock and roll song / I don't want to hear about [something like peace & love, not sure of the exact words here] / Play me a rock and roll song / Or don't play me no song at all

A very catchy tune, the words alone don't give the full flavour of the song!


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