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Variations on “The Ash Grove”

[Last Updated on February 26, 2010. First published on Hubpages and then de-indexed.] Folk tunes have a long shelf life. They get re-used often with different lyrics, and we can learn a lot about the values and preferences of different … Continue reading

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Angelique’s Lament, a Dark Shadows Filksong

When I was ten years old, my family  moved to the United States for good. I was very lonely, and I didn’t have any friends. (For a fictionalized account of what I was going through, read my story The Punky-Wunkies.) … Continue reading

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The Theme Song for “From Up on Poppy Hill”

Sometimes the theme song from  a movie stays with you long after a movie is over. The new Studio Ghibli movie “From Up on Poppy Hill” features such a song. The song is called “さよならの夏~コクリコ坂から” , pronounced “Sayonara no Natsu~Kokurikozaka … Continue reading

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