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Steeleye Span

Posted by shanoah on May 5, 2009

Yeah, Cox can be like that sometimes. At least it’s back up now.

Today being one of your days off, I’m once again throwing themes to the wind. Today, I decided to play music by a band called Steeleye Span (who I have played once previously).

This first song is called Misty Moisty Morning, which I thought was a lovely song name. Then I started to hear the wonderfully distinctive discordiant notes of the song, and was hooked. And Maddy Prior is a great singer, and the chorus “How d’ you do? How d’ you do? And how d’ you do again?” adds lovely surrealism. Lyrics are here.

And next, a song called Two Butchers. This song’s a great traditional murder ballad. And you know how I feel about those.  And here are some lyrics.

And since my attempts to find a song about an Elisabethian Psycho named Starin Robin kept turning up Robin Williams instead, I’ll play a traditional Scots song I’ve played before here. The song is Twa Corbies, which you may recall as being about two ravens going out dining. Oddly, the post I played this song in before was the same one I played Steeleye Span in before.


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