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Thread #91381   Message #1738743
Posted By: DMcG
12-May-06 - 03:15 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Crazy Man Michael (Richard Thompson)
Subject: RE: Crazy Man Michael Misheard lyric?
This is a slight bit of a thread drift, but is 'His mad mind had trapped him with a kiss O' really such a feeble line as you suggest? The 'O' is weak, I grant you, but the idea of being betrayed or destroyed by a kiss is quite widespread in tradition - for example 'George Collins' and (less destructively) 'Thomas the Rhymer'