The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75102   Message #1323707
Posted By: Dave Sutherland
11-Nov-04 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: Wee pen knife
Subject: RE: Wee pen knife
If,as it has often been suggested, that Bob Dylan has been heavilly influenced by the traditional ballad then he is smack on with his epic "Lilly, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" where:-
"The next day was hanging day, the sky was overcast and black,
Big Jim lay covered up, killed by a penknife in the back". Earlier in the ballad we hear:-
"Rosemary started drinking hard and seeing her reflection in a knife"However in view of some of the earlier posts, would stabbed by a penknife in the back be effective??