Another song I love: Black Betty. This is the earliest recorded version, from Sugarland, Texas prison farm workers featuring James Baker in the 1930’s. The song’s history likely goes back much further.
There is much speculation over what Black Betty refers to: whiskey, a driver’s whip, a penitentiary wagon and a musket are all valid ideas with historical support.
Now that the Sun hath veil’d his Light, And bid the World good Night; To the soft Bed, my Body I dispose, But where shall my Soul repose? Dear God, even in Thy Arms, and can there be Any so sweet Security! Then to thy Rest, O my Soul! And singing, praise The Mercy that prolongs thy Days. Hallelujah!
Give me hope in silence It’s easier, it’s kinder Tell me not of heartbreak It plagues my soul, it plagues my soul And bury me beside you I have no hope in solitude And the world will follow To the earth down below
But I came and I was nothing Time will give us nothing So why did you choose to lean on A man you knew was falling?
Just discovered this song today; the rest of the musical is beautiful, but Le Bien Qui Fait Mal is just really intense and awesome, wow. The video and lyrics are pretty dark and fetish-/BDSM-ish, though, so uh, just a little warning there.
Definitely worth a listen, now go go goooo.
yes i need this on my blog again
because this song is pure sex all by itself, but in context it’s the song of SALIERI’S UNEXPECTED BONER??? (seriously this song is what goes through Salieri’s head the first time he hears Mozart’s music IT’S SO GOOD IT HURTS??? C’est si bon de souffrir? Les vrais délices passent par le supplice?? REALLY SALIERI???)