Monday, January 17, 2011

Murder-Song Monday: The golden Vanity

This song, 'The Golden Vanity,' is a ballad about a heroic cabin-boy and a deceitful captain. At one time music answered our need for stories and our thirst for adventure every bit as much as TV does for us now. I can see some kid in the hills, some kid who'd maybe never even seen the ocean, hearing this song and going misty-eyed with dreaming. They call this a "traditional" song, meaning no one knows who wrote it. I love it as story, and I love it as song. Also, I love Crooked Still.

2 comments:

nance marie said...

yep...fucking amazing...i agree.

just sayin'

Bob said...

Nance Marie, I'm going to mail you a bar of soap for that mouth of yours!

:-)