The Dark Bride

Song Lyric Sunday: June Brides

 

Some of us fall in love

and some of us just fall.

In both cases tears, passionate whispers, desperate promises made to God or even the Devil are involved.

In today’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt, I’ve decided to focus on the dark June Brides- they are not be as celebrated as the  traditional Brides, they don’t register for gifts, they don’t get parties or gifts of fancy underwear and honeymoons to tropical Islands.

But none the less they are Brides too and this song and the artwork I’ve chosen reflect that.

Gertrude Abercrombie

A Gillian Welch song sung by Michelle Foster

Lyrics:

The Devil Had A Hold Of Me

Now I was just a girl of two

Now I was just a girl of two

With a golden heart and a button shoe

The devil had a hold of me

The devil had a hold of me

I turned my head and I could see

The devil had a hold of me

There was something wrong with the butcher’s boy

Was something wrong with the butcher’s boy

He trembled in his hand and voice

The devil had a hold of me

The devil had a hold of me

The others knew to let him be

But the devil had a hold of me

Now the tailpipe spit and the engine roared

The tailpipe spit and the engine roared

I’s waving out the Plymouth door

And the devil had a hold of me

The devil had a hold of me

The old folks saw the last they’d see

The devil had a hold of me

I dreamed last night that my time was done

I dreamed last night that my time was done

And my soul flew up to the holy son

But the devil had a hold of me

The devil had a hold of me

I snapped back down when he pulled my lead

The devil had a hold of me

There’re those who’ll laugh and not believe

There’re those who’ll laugh and not believe

Until you feel that touch upon your sleeve

The devil had a hold of me

The devil had a hold of me

I turned my head and I could see

The devil had a hold of me

I turned my head and I could see

The devil had a hold of me

Gertrude Abercrombie

We Were This Close to Having the Best State Song EVER

:::For Song Lyric Sunday: For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams’ has given us the options of selecting songs about towns, cities, counties, states, or countries. I’ve chosen to share Washington States ” Unofficial ” state song:::

Louie, Louie was written in 1955, by Doo Wop musician, Richard Berry.

Louie Louie is a song about a man at a bar telling the bartender how he was going to sail to Jamaica to find his true love.

It’s a fun song and it has quite a history.

It was investigated J Edgar Hoover’s FBI because the lyrics were supposed to be obscene. The truth is it’s sort of hard to understand the lyrics so people were bound to hear things that they wanted to hear or liked to hear.

Personally, I thought that the right was to sing it was to slur the words like you had been drinking and to add a bit of zip you  attempt at a Jamaican accent.

Then in 1984 a local comedy Tv  show led the effort  to make ” Louie Louie” our Official State Song. I’m sorry to say that effort was not successful.

But I did my part to promote it till the end  because  back when I was in elementary school our music class was supposed to sing our state song ” Washington My Home” at the school assembly.

We spent weeks, upon  weeks learning it.

I really came to hate that song during that time and when I came down with the flu and had missed the assembly and I was in the bathroom with my head above the toilet  throwing UP  everything in me except for possible a kidney and a couple of fillings from my back teeth up I remember thinking, ” At least I don’t have to sing that stupid song. ”

So here it is, Washington States Unofficial State song:

The Kingsmen – Louie Louie Lyrics

Louie Louie, oh no
Sayin’ we gotta go, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Said Louie Louie, oh baby
Said we gotta go

A fine little girl, she waits for me
Catch a ship across the sea
Sail that ship about, all alone
Never know if I make it home

Louie Louie, oh no no no
Sayin’ we gotta go, oh no
Said Louie Louie, oh baby
Said we gotta go

Three nights and days I sail the sea
Think of girl, all constantly
On that ship I dream she’s there
I smell the rose in her hair

Louie Louie, oh no
Sayin’ we gotta go, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Said Louie Louie, oh baby
Said we gotta go
Okay, let’s give it to ’em, right now!

See, see Jamaica, the moon above
It won’t be long, me see me love
Take her in my arms again
I’ll tell her I’ll never leave again

Louie Louie, oh no
Sayin’ we gotta go, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Said Louie Louie, oh baby
Said we gotta go

I said we gotta go now
Let’s take this on outta here
Let’s go!

 

A great article: When ‘Louie, Louie’ almost became Washington’s state song.