Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TK #143

X is an American western folk ballad usually credited to Percy Montrose (1884), even though it's sometimes credited to Barker Bradford. The song is believed to have been based on another song called Down by the River Liv'd a Maiden by H. S. Thompson (1863). The words are those of a bereaved lover singing about his darling, the daughter of a miner in the 1849 California Gold Rush. He loses her in a drowning accident, though he consoles himself towards the end of the song with _______'s "little sister".
 Excerpts of the song can also be heard in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Kate Winslet's character, complains that people always make fun of her name because of this song. Also subtle emphasis is placed on the phrase, "you are lost and gone forever," to fit with the film's theme.
However we know this song thanks to Y, who is synonymous with this song. X and Y?

Answer: Oh my Darling,Clementine and Huckleberry Hound.

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