The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119892   Message #2605040
Posted By: balladeer
05-Apr-09 - 10:35 AM
Thread Name: Toronto Folk History
Subject: RE: Toronto Folk History

(Can you tell he was a hero of mine - at least as an artist?)

"Twelve o'clock, all's well,
Twelve o'clock, and all's well
Towncrier calls, ringin' his bell
It's twelve o'clock and all's well
Except for the girl with the tear in her eye,
Whose sailor has left with a bitter goodbye
He promised to love her, that they'd never part
Now he's gone and he's left with her heart."


"There's a hundred dead at Gettysburg
But the great battalion's home ..."

Bob Gibson's songs were a guilty pleasure for me. I loved them and I sang them, but sheepishly, because they were kind of pulpy, like tabloid stories. However, his Civil War Trilogy is a masterpiece, imho.

Are you still performing, Jerry?