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Thread #130580   Message #2943403
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
11-Jul-10 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: Pip Radish Sings Trad-ish
Subject: RE: Pip Radish Sings Trad-ish
Bit of a general aside this..

I sing Blackwaterside too, it's proper bleak little tale of woe isn't it! I sing a couple with similar boy meets girl, boy shags girl, boy buggers orf themes, as I'm sure we all do! But I've also been singing another song about a dumped girl lately - Bonnie Boy (which I first heard on Rapunzel's MySpace) I think what I LOVE about Bonnie Boy by way of contrast to these tales of abandonment however, is her twisted little thoughts at the end, directed at the new girl who's usurped her bonny boy's affections:

"and the girl who's the joy of my own bonny boy, Let her make of him all that she can! For whether he love me - or whether he don't - I'll walk with that boy now and then...

Of course we all know what she means there! I just love being left with that description of her determination for subtle vengeance, much more entertaining than "I'm off to jump in the river now" ;-)