Mudcat Café message #2343766 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33059   Message #2343766
Posted By: GUEST,Picnic Player
18-May-08 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Take Her Out of Pity/Old Maid's Song
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out of Pity
I just finished a play called Picnic by William Inge, in Hollywood. One of our players was a folk singer. During the intermission she sang this song, and two other very sad Appalachian folk songs.

Since the play is about a group of "old maid school teachers" in Kansas, (whose lives get turned upside down by the young stud that drifts into town and then leaves again with a young girl), it seemed like a very fitting song for the play.