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Songs of Love and Death - In the Shadow of Leaves
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Songs of Love and Death
From SubVerse, February 6, 2006
St. James Infirmary Blues
www.subverse.org/ 2006/ 02/ 06/ st-james-infirmary
This is a haunting song. … It’s a song about death. It’s about a man seeing the woman he loves stretched out dead on the hospital slab. But those horns rising and rising…. It’s a song about release. A song about acceptance. A song about drinking life in deeply, in all its pain and unfairness. … there are many covers of this song — a good 33 different versions … from Oing Boingo to Joe Cocker to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band …
Several mp3 links are on the linked page. The words & music slip, slide, merge & meld from person to person. It's entered the bloodstream of humanity's music, adapting.

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mjlayman From: mjlayman Date: October 16th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC) (Link to this Entry)
A song about letting go, both her and him, and Joe Kennedy whose girl has dumped him. I used to sing this, never bothered to correct the gender because too often it would make people stop listening and start thinking.
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