The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3704735
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
27-Apr-15 - 10:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Old home week this evening, visiting songs my dad used to sing to us when we were kids. It's wasted on the general rabble. I'm going to post part of another post here:
As a child of a folk singer I grew up with some of the most gruesome and gory songs of any kid in my neighborhood. And we kids loved them all. The more traditional ones like Babes in the Wood (The Copper Family) and a Marais and Miranda song "Siembamba" that was purported to be a lullaby (no idea how old it is), and then there was the modern parody by Tom Lehrer - The Irish Ballad. Another favorite was the traditional The Cruel Mother (Greenwood Siding) (Ian and Sylvia, here) that was so heartbreaking. . .
This is the kind of post that has me thinking about all sorts of songs that are kind of like the ones I mentioned, and spending time headed down the rabbit hole on YouTube. Right now I'm down a Josef Marias and Miranda rabbit hole - I have a number of the 10" LPs from dad's collection, and never tire of hearing those lovely voices. Okay, back to the MOAB nonsense.