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Thread #106933   Message #2215156
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
14-Dec-07 - 08:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Songs about women killing men
Subject: RE: Origins: Songs about women killing men
WOW Jon, what a brilliant song that is - thanks so much for posting it. Yes, somebody please put it in the DT - a.s.a.p.

Do you have any clue as to the Child tune it's sung to, any fragments of words or story to help jog the collective memory? Though there are a large number of good trad tunes you could fit those words to, including some strong bluesy ones. (Can't you just imagine someone like Etta James singing it in a blues style?)

And: Can you tell us any more about Peter Boyd? Not a familiar name to me, though I don't live in the US or UK anymore so may be a bit out of touch.

Thanks again Jon, a new song, great - you made my day :-)