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Thread #103495   Message #2110100
Posted By: GUEST,meself
24-Jul-07 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: Harris and the Mare - murder or not?
Subject: RE: Harris and Mare - murder or not?
There's nothing remarkable about two guys kicking the shit out of each other or even stabbing each other in a barroom fight - but what's the point of the song supposed to be? And, let's say this guy is one of those old Eastern Shore fishermen - I suppose it's bad form to quote myself, but: "This guy is fifty-nine years old and it never before occurred to him ... (see above)"

The most logical moral of the song is, I suppose, "Men, when you're old, never wed a young maid".