Songs with morality tales-- your fave!

telemnemonics

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Hmmm... I only see alcohol alluded to i the last two stanzas...

And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl
And he's brandy in the glass
And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl
Proved the strongest man at last

The huntsman, he can't hunt the fox
Nor so loudly to blow his horn
And the tinker he can't mend kettle nor pot
Without a little Barleycorn

Where is the morality? It just sounds tasty!
That folk song is maybe 200 years old and you need to look at history to hear the words meanings.
 

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Similarities in the story to Long Black Veil ("long black veil" is in the words)

Too-true vocal at this point, I dig this part with the chord change here. Nothing earth-shattering, unless you like a good song:

"Father, please forgive me
For I falsely testified,
They had me swear upon the Bible
And I lied"

Jason Boland and the Stragglers

I'd be guilty too, if I didn't say the fiddle and pedal steel really sound good
 
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As W.C. Fields said, "I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally." This song sort of cracks me up but there's some mighty fine a-pickin' and a-grinnin' in it.


No attribution- this is Rhonda Vincent, who has put out some of the best bluegrass albums in recent decades. She plays a mean mandolin, too. Heere's another one, also from "The Storm Still Rages", an album that became an instant classic.
 
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