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Thread #11747 Message #3212103
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
24-Aug-11 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Golden Vanity Variants
Subject: RE: Golden Vanity Variants
There are lots of last verses, concluding the story, but this added one of yours sounds like it comes through the filter of a singer who felt the need to draw conclusions. Putting a "moral" on the end of the song may be representative of a certain period in time when morals to stories or songs were popular, so this was added on. You know, a trend, akin to the types of messages you find on historic gravestones or the tendency for novels of a period to all have happy endings or sad endings, depending on the popular or religious sentiment.