She'll Grow Back: Stagger Lee Saturdays - Woody Guthrie

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Stagger Lee Saturdays - Woody Guthrie

Woody's take on Stag makes him a "bad man," yes, but he's also pretty vain. I personally don't own many suits of clothes that cost a hundred dollars, and it's almost been 113 years since the original story took place. It's rare to hear a version of Stag that doesn't celebrate him at all -- Woody says "we was all glad to see him die"!!

Sometime I'll do a rundown of the various guns Stag has used in different versions of his tale -- usually it just comes down to which caliber rhymes with the previous line. Here it's a .41, though we've also heard from .44s and .45s. The real Stag in 1895 St. Louis used a .44.


Mark H. Besotted said...
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CD said...

i've been out of the country and just got back.

Sending said email now...

CD said...

Oh, speaking of stuff, is it possible this Woody version is a corrupt file? My olde iPod doesn't seem to like it one bit.

Mark H. Besotted said...

I'm playing that file in Firefox (from the hosted directory, not my HD) right now, and it seems to be going fine.

Try downloading it again, and if that doesn't work, I'll mail it to you (since I have that ability now).

Also, deleted that first comment because for some reason (could be that I was sleepy at the time) I used my "personal" address, instead of the one I use for my blogging.