Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Phantom Ballad for November

It's a chilly day in early November, and we've been rambling through the new neighborhood, peeking in shops, strolling through the library, gazing at picturesque old houses and churches, and taking an amble through an old cemetery.

After dinner, we linger in a little cafe where some musicians are jamming, and one plays this old ballad...

These old ballads are interesting; there's always about a dozen different versions and someone claiming it's a true story somehow. Or else someone finding hidden meanings. "Sweet William" is about a ghost seeking release from an earthly commitment, and how it won't let him rest...I'm sure other versions get weird with occult meandering.

More comin', folks...stay tuned.

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