The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #140761 Message #3236951
Posted By: GUEST,raymond greenoaken
10-Oct-11 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: Are racist, but traditional, songs OK?
Subject: RE: Are racist, but traditional, songs OK?
> bringing any commonsense to the matter, they were ALL Jews, weren't they?>
Ah, fair point – but it depends on one's perspective. As with many other trad songs featuring JC, I've always visualised Bitter Withy as being set in the English countryside, with the rich young lords as solid native stock. And the "small hail" sounds more like the English climate than the Levantine.