Friday, July 11, 2008

June (Oops, I mean July) is music month at "Call me Mara"

Challenged with the failure of the popular song By the Rivers of Babylon to confront the more picaresque portions of the Psalm, I have endeavored to search out the lost verses. I have found the following

This verse:
Blessed be he
that shall take and dash thy little ones
against, against the rock,
he who shall repay thee payment which thou hast paid us.

will scan about like this one:
When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
Now how shall we sing the lords song in a strange land

And periodic chants of
Raze it, raze it, to the foundation.

also fit right in, where the "to the foun" fall on three eighth notes after an eighth rest on the downbeat.

sing along to try it out:

Though I, for one, am glad the Catholic Church finally entirely stopped dashing children against rocks back in the 1970's.

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