by your humble
t's not my fault I keep posting about crime songs; there are so many good ones, and they trigger all kinds of insights into American history and European history and the places where the two meet and converge into something deeply human and beyond what we normally mean by "history."
Here are a few versions of "MacPherson's Lament
." Here's some information about James MacPherson
, the seventeenth-century Scottish outlaw who composed or inspired it.
Here's another song
(or try here
) that, while not about crime, is one hell of a hard-boiled noir melodrama. And here are all my posts about crime songs
. Happy listening.
© Peter Rozovsky 2010
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