Aug. 11th, 2012

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One of the songs my dad sang to my brother and I as a lullaby, when we were young, was a modified version of Mad Tom of Bedlam. He'd switch in our names for one of the verses about Mad Tom and Mad Maudlin, and sometimes switch in the name of my favorite stuffed animal for "shoes" in the line "to save her shoes from gravel".

This is a folks song likely originating from 1600's England, so all versions are modified versions. These are the lyrics as I remember them:

lyrics )

So yeah, this is one of the songs I grew up with as a lullaby. Sometimes I want to reference it, like in conversations and fic and stuff, and I'm never sure if I should.

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