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Thread #3058   Message #14646
Posted By: Nonie Rider
13-Oct-97 - 06:37 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
Isn't there a version of Shule Aroon on the LONG BLACK VEIL compilation? Or had I been listening to overmany Weavers at that point?

I'll admit it does sound odd from a male singer...

The song does also provide a few good lines for parodies, like Anne Passovoy's "The False Young Man with the Microphone": "I'll sell my rack, I'll sell my reel/I'll buy a steel guitar."

(That's the one about musical copyright theft that ends "So never trust a roving man, whoever he may be,/If his hand's upon a microphone and not upon your knee."