Monday, May 9, 2016

A May Evening at the Phantom Pub

We're down by that little pub near the harbor again. We've found the company congenial, the drinks affordable, and the entertainment superior. The regulars may seem a bit rough but they're always welcoming and friendly to us when we come.

Tonight, the singers are doing a nice little murder ballad...

"Young Hunting" is an old ballad, possibly from the 18th century, and most likely Scottish. It has numerous variants, and is known as "Henry Lee", "Earl Richard," and "The Proud Girl," among other names. Nick Cave recorded it on his album "Murder Ballads," but I prefer the more stripped-down, traditional version we have here.

So...on with another springtime...and another sinister summer awaits....

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