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Silly Old Men - Mike Danvers Scott

GUEST,Gazza2 25 Feb 19 - 04:15 PM
GUEST,Jeff Gillett 12 Jun 19 - 02:37 PM
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Subject: Silly Old Men - Mike Danvers Scott
From: GUEST,Gazza2
Date: 25 Feb 19 - 04:15 PM

Has anybody else tried to work out the last verse of this song? Are there two "silly old men" or is the singer suffering from dementia? I'm looking at chord accompaniment but am reluctant to sing the song without clarifying its meaning.

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Subject: RE: Silly Old Men - Mike Danvers Scott
From: GUEST,Jeff Gillett
Date: 12 Jun 19 - 02:37 PM

It isn't explained, but I think that the most important clues are that Billy's sons, whom one would expect to have their faculties intact 'seem to think they're all sons of mine'. The narrator also admits to being 'a little confused', but blames it on the tablets he's taking. We never see Billy, but the photographs that the nurses pick up and look at all resemble the narrator - who insists, nevertheless, that they are all photos of Billy and not of himself. So, as I'm singing the song, I'm assuming that the narrator is indeed suffering from dementia.

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