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Thread #135224   Message #3083333
Posted By: Lighter
27-Jan-11 - 10:06 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req:Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow (MacColl
Subject: RE: McColl or Harry Lauder-Jock Hawk's Adventures
My two cents is that I first heard this particular recording more than forty years ago, and I too found it cringe-worthy. Not because of the accent but because of the intonation and exacessive nasality. I didn't find it funny because I obviously have no sense of humor.

My stupid guess is that MacColl was trying to imitate the delivery of a particular individual, or of the "sort" of individual that he imagined singing the song: maybe a very old man with a creaky voice reminiscing in a very rustic accent. Bad choice.

But finding the track annoying without being intentionally or unintentionally amusing, I see no need to comment further. BFD.