In this week’s post, the second based on the eldritch air "Boys of Bedlam", Spooky interrogates the strange conversation between Mad Maudlin and Tom o' Bedlam contained in the eponymous lyrics, and performs a forensic examination of Steeleye Span's musical accompaniment to discover what makes it as weird as the lyric. Cover of Tom o'Bedlam... Continue Reading →
Spooky investigates the weirdness of “Boys of Bedlam”: Part I
In Chapter Fifteen of The Spooky Perambulator, oblique references are made to several folk songs: one of these is ‘Boys Of Bedlam’. In what follows, Spooky explores this particular song, creating as usual a weird web of connections and strange synchronicities.