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Thread #42786   Message #1361359
Posted By: Cruiser
19-Dec-04 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Home's in Montana
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Home's in Montana
I just remembered another song connection. In the 1962 movie version of Edgar Allen Poe's "Premature Burial" the grave diggers (robbers) whistled a haunting melody which took me years to figure out. I knew the tune, and my cousin and I whistled it on our way home (in the dark) from seeing the movie and for years thereafter.

Golly Geewillikers, that movie scared the liver out of me! You have heard of whistling in the dark when you are scared? Well, whistling this tune in the dark only made things worse. I finally connected the tune to 'Molly Malone' (okay, so my melodic sense is somewhat slow).

I still whistle the tune, but have not tried it in the dark, yet. There is no reason why I shouldn't, right?

I must get the DVD of "Premature Burial" (only saw it once in '62) to see what the fuss was about and how it "scared" the young teenager "tough guy" I thought I was. You have got to admit, being buried alive is somewhat disconcerting.

"With foot in the stirrup I'll gallop all day"
"Mussels and cockles alive alive-o"

Cruiser