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I was on the point of sending a copy of "Pack Up Your Sorrows" in email to a friend to cheer her up, but took a good look at the lyrics. Apart from the fact that it didn't actually look all that cheering, I didn't really understand it.

"The Mary Ellen Carter" is more my style. It's gotten me through a lot of bad times. OK, it's not exactly cheerful -- defiant is more like it -- but it's cheering.

What songs cheer you up?

added 9:35am I also meant to add "Desolation Row". Obscure, sure, but snidely funny and greatly cheering in a "things are rotten here, but what the hell, it's home" sense.

Date: 2008-10-28 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Definitely.

There's a lot of Dylan in the same general category of "slightly whacked-out but fun".

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