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Music Store in Scotland

We did go to one music store in Scotland. joncwriter wanted to go to the Virgin Megastore in Glasgow, so after the convention ended on Monday, we stopped in there on our way to dinner. I picked up what appears to be an extended version of Beck's Guerro with an additional disc containing videos for every song! I haven't checked it yet, but shall this weekend. I also got a Lonnie Donnagan box set containing his singles from 1955-1967. I first discovered Lonnie Donnagan when I was a kid through Stan Freeberg's parody of his version of The Rock Island Line, an old Leadbelly classic. Lonnie Donnagan was the originator of Skiffle music, which rivalled Rock & Roll in England for awhile in the 1950s. It consisted of up-tempo renditions of American folk songs and some original compositions. Heavy on the humor and more raucous than most music of the time it was quite unusual, but it wasn't able to withstand the onslaught of The Beatles. The most amusing track on the CDs for me is likely Lonnie Donnagan's rendition of The Battle of New Orleans. He sounds uncomfortable at times with some of the lyrics and as he's a Brit, I can understand why.



In Eighteen-fourteen, we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans

[Chorus]
We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

We looked down the river and we seed the British come
And there must have been a hunnered of 'em beatin' on the drum
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring
We stood beside our cotton bales and didn't say a thing

[Chorus]

Old Hick'ry said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets till we looked 'em in the eye
We held our fire till we seed their faces well
Then we opened up our squirrel guns and really gave 'em...

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

We fired our cannon till the barrel melted down
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round
We filled his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind!

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
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