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Nov 3, 2022 - 7:11:28 AM
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carlb

USA

2483 posts since 2/2/2008

Nov 3, 2022 - 1:46:41 PM

10721 posts since 3/19/2009

quote:
Originally posted by carlb

Was the sheep still alive?

https://www.science.org/content/article/how-maggots-heal-wounds


DOn't know if the maggots are still in there but!! I learned the tune just because if has a great name..and it a great tune also..

Nov 3, 2022 - 1:54:56 PM

83 posts since 12/26/2021

quote:
Originally posted by carlb

Was the sheep still alive?

https://www.science.org/content/article/how-maggots-heal-wounds


Probably.

https://familyfarmlivestock.com/why-do-sheep-get-maggots/

Yeah, I didn't really need to know that either.  Goes with the old time tradition of "interesting" song titles.  

Nov 3, 2022 - 8:30:54 PM
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  Goes with the old time tradition of "interesting" song titles.  

Yeah, like--"Uncle Died Smilin Fell in the Mash Tub", or "Bear-Chased Nekkid Through the Poison Ivy"

or maybe this 'un:  "Red Cob Before White Cob"

"Deer Guts in the Ditch"

Nov 3, 2022 - 9:20:50 PM

83 posts since 12/26/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Flat_the_3rd_n7th

  Goes with the old time tradition of "interesting" song titles.  

Yeah, like--"Uncle Died Smilin Fell in the Mash Tub", or "Bear-Chased Nekkid Through the Poison Ivy"

or maybe this 'un:  "Red Cob Before White Cob"

"Deer Guts in the Ditch"


Exactly.

Lot's of "you can't unsee this" visuals going on there. You wouldn't know the lyrics to any of those tunes?

Edited by - crunchie812 on 11/03/2022 21:24:02

Nov 4, 2022 - 5:01:18 AM

6085 posts since 9/26/2008

Around here the title is "Deer Carcasses in the Creek" the only lyric I know is the title of the tune followed by "it's a shame what you do to the game"

Nov 4, 2022 - 6:05:02 AM
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RobBob

USA

2897 posts since 6/26/2007

I used to raise sheep. Never had maggots, but we docked the tails unless they were young rams, they were harvested at about 10 months. The story about the tune titles are better than even the titles sometimes. I'd loved ot heard that one.

Nov 4, 2022 - 10:36:43 AM

14115 posts since 9/23/2009

It probably would have been alive, is my guess. I've heard of maggots actually being used, or at least left alone, for medicinal purposes.

As to the other titles...it's weird that folk music seems to enjoy focusing on gruesomeness at times...lol.  I never used to notice it until I played for out-of-towners and they would gasp and get freaked out at some of the lyrics...before seeing those responses, I just never paid any attention to how all that worked in folk music...lol.  Now I know...some real gross and gruesome stuff there.

Edited by - groundhogpeggy on 11/04/2022 10:38:09

Nov 4, 2022 - 11:04:34 AM

Erockin

USA

232 posts since 9/3/2022

"I killed a girl, I loved you see, because she would, not marry me"

I loved seeing the looks during "Banks of the Ohio" when we play this!

"There I through her down, I watched her as, she floated down..." Brutal!!! Hahaha

Nov 4, 2022 - 2:01:12 PM
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boxbow

USA

2745 posts since 2/3/2011

I had a girlfriend once who was, at the time, a veterinarian. We had a memorable dinner at an oriental restaurant in St. Paul with a fellow vet alum, and over the rice dish, she brought up with considerable relish the tale of an unsheared sheep who had maggots infesting it's nether regions. My rice was very spicy, thank you.

Nov 4, 2022 - 2:40 PM

10721 posts since 3/19/2009

quote:
Originally posted by RobBob

I used to raise sheep. Never had maggots, but we docked the tails unless they were young rams, they were harvested at about 10 months. The story about the tune titles are better than even the titles sometimes. I'd loved ot heard that one.


GReat tune..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPkz4xcqnlU

Nov 4, 2022 - 5:15:18 PM

6085 posts since 9/26/2008

The old folk ballads are gruesome because people seem to like hearing about that sort of human transgression. Even today. And there is often more than a grain of truth in the lyrics, many being tales of a "real event," even if said event might be different from one area to the next for the same song. Tragedy, moral weakness, sorrow and triumph, these are the threads that run through the songs that make up much of the folk music of our country and before our country existed.

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