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Thread #123533   Message #2720829
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
10-Sep-09 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: Folk Soundtrack for Your Nightmares?
Subject: Folk Soundtrack for Your Nightmares?
I heard this early recording of The Fatal Flower Garden a while ago, and found it quite one the eeriest pieces of music I'd ever heard:

t rained, it poured, it rained so hard,
It rained so hard all day,
That all the boys in our school
Came out to toss and play.

They tossed a ball again so high,
Then again, so low;
They tossed it into a flower garden
Where no-one was allowed to go.

Up stepped a gypsy lady,
All dressed in yellow and green;
"Come in, come in, my pretty little boy,
And get your ball again."

"I can't come in, I shan't come in
Without my playmates all;
I'll go to my father and tell him about it,
That'll cause tears to fall."

She first showed him an apple seed,
Then again gold rings,
Then she showed him a diamond,
That enticed him in.

She took him by his lily-white hand,
She led him through the hall;
She put him in an upper room,
Where no-one could hear him call.

"Oh, take these finger rings off my finger,
Smoke them with your breath;
If any of my friends should call for me,
Tell them that I'm at rest."

"Bury the bible at my head,
A testament at my feet;
If my dear mother should call for me,
Tell her that I'm asleep."

"Bury the bible at my feet,
A testament at my head;
If my dear father should call for me,
Tell him that I am dead."

Very suitable background music for one of those odd disturbing dreams you get in the early hours, which leave you psychologically unsettled for the rest of the day.

Just wondering what songs others might set their nightmares to?