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GUEST,SirCoughsalot Hoyt Axton and Swananoah Tunnel (4) RE: Hoyt Axton and Swananoah Tunnel 09 Jun 14


I don't have the sleeve, sadly. But before he sings "Vandy" he tells a long story as an introduction (probably his invention, but I dunno):

"Many, many years ago in Winston-Salem, North Carolina there dwelled a warlock. And he got hold of one young girl by the name of Vandy. And he seduced her. And this upset her mother very much, and her mother happened to have been a witch. So her mother put a curse on this warlock... This thing could've been written by Tennessee Williams or Baudelaire... Well, as they say in the Appalachians, if she ain't good enough for her kinfolk she ain't good enough for me. At any rate, the mother, the witch, put a curse on the warlock. Everything went along fine, until the Civil War, when he ran into one young girl, one young Vandy, and she said, 'No.' So since he couldn't use any force, this was the closest thing to coercion that he could use. He sang a song to her."


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