Re: One of the most Politically Incorrect songs of all time & it's GRE
Nerys Myk wrote:
Probably not even close to being "One of the most Politically Incorrect songs of all time". It's a parody of an old folk song to boot.
It's jazzed up a bit, but the words are pretty close to those found in more traditional renditions of the song. The old folk song is itself a parody, though: it observes the form of a traditional type of tragic story-telling song, but the lyrics aren't so much politically incorrect as they are absurd verging on silly.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but
that the lightning ain't distributed right. — Mark Twain