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Saturday 18 August 2012

Ballad Songs And Snatches

It is too hot to come up with any well-thought out and clever links, so here are ten self-proclaimed ballads. That's about it, really.

"Ballad of a Chocolate-Coated Candy Bar" - A Cuddly Pair

"The Ballad of El Goodo" - Big Star

"Ballad of the Bastard" - Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

"Ballad of the Blue Ox Babes" - Blue Ox Babes

"Ballad of a Crystal Man" - Donovan

"Ballad of Ira Hayes" - Johnny Cash

"Ballad of Handy Mackey" - Larry Jon Wilson

"The Ballad of Rory Gallagher" - Pierce Turner

"The Ballad of the Kingsmen" - Todd Snider

"The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" - XTC

The more cultured among you will have recognised the title of this post as a line from "A Wandering Minstrel I", from Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado". You may also have anticipated what comes next. This breaks me up every time - no idea why.

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