In the Pines: A Guide

On this blog, we often play detective. In fact, that’s pretty much all we do, and this post is no different, but I’m going to start by turning the tables. What, if anything, do you make of these fragments?: A woman being questioned. Pine trees. A long train. A decapitated … → read more

Sweet Annie Was Loved Both Far and Near…

Introduction Our first post this week dealt with the lyrics and the provenance, as well as we can know it, of the ballad “Willie Moore.”  If you’re looking for information and discussion along those lines, I encourage you to click back to that rather long post.  Today’s post will be … → read more