10 August 2010

J is for Jake Thackray

"She will never stop talking to me; she is one of those women who will never use three or four words when a couple of thousand will easily do!"

I must admit to a fondness for aspects of folk music, and the songs and wit of Jake Thackray makes his works part of my collection. Based on a French 'chansonnier' style of folk singing combined with a clipped Yorkshire delivery, his songs (all self-penned) can often bring a smile to my face. Sometimes satirical, sometimes sentimental, sometimes outrageous (be warned!), his works are difficult to categorise.

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