The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #108422 Message #2806617
Posted By: Brian Peters
08-Jan-10 - 10:33 AM
Thread Name: Green Manalishi
Subject: RE: Green Manalishi
My old rock band used to do a cover of this, though our drummer couldn't quite get Mick F's fantastic tom-tom work on the original. Our singer was occasionally known to sing "You're the green marijuana with the two-pronged joint", but then he was prone to making up words off the cuff.
On one occassion, doing a cover of Steeleye's 'King Henry' (yes, I know, an odd choice for what was basically a blues band) he forgot the lyric and replaced "In there came a grisly ghost, stamping on the floor" with "In there came a thingy thing, wanking on the stairs". So began my love affair with Child Ballads.