The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2278 Message #9164
Posted By: LaMarca
21-Jul-97 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: Depressing Christmas Songs
Subject: RE: Depressing Christmas
Ray Davies, one of the DJs at our local bluegrass station WAMU, had a hit Country record in the late 60'-early 70's that was on of those voice-over recitations about Little Joe, the Orphan Boy, longing to see his Mommy (or was it Santa Claus?) at Christmas. The cruel orphanage director tells him that Santa/Mommy wouldn't be able to find him because he/she would look for him at his old home. Little Orphan Boy goes to his old house and freezes to death on Christmas night... Eddie Stubbs plays this dreadful, doleful ditty on his show occasionally, and it makes me nauseated every time. Good one for the collection, though; I'll try to find the title and record label for anyone desperate enough to request it!