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Eluned Lyr Add: American Pie (+ program notes) (39) RE: American Pie 28 Apr 00


There is one thing about American Pie that a lot of folks have overlooked; it is that kind of song whose words are so powerful, so full of imagery, that whether you understand the meaning behind them or not, or whether or not you are even aware of any mystery behind the words, you will want to hear and sing it over and over. Link that to a highly singable tune and you have a song that will remain in the public awareness for a long time.

The following may be silly speculation, or not; It could, though possibly in a mutated version, be sung by people a century from now, having joined the ranks of it's simpler forbears, little tunes such as "London Bridge" and "Ring-a-rosie" whose meanings most folks never know, longer Lullabyes whose meanings have also been lost, and folk tunes that are still being sung many centuries later, about events most of us have never heard of. Its that kind of a song.


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