The Crying Marshal

Lyrics

(1)

Hey!
The marshal left town over 16 times
Mainly for the fashion exhibition
Pulled in behind ya
He’s dead he said
So am I
So am I
So am I
The marshal left town over 16 times
Maybe to avoid the fashion exhibition
Tucked in behind
Said, So am I so am I
The marshal left town over 16 times
Mainly for the fashion exhibition
Pulled in behind ya
He’s dead he said
So am I
So am I
So am I
Pulled in behind ya
He’s dead he said
So am I
So am I

Notes

1. A lot of people accuse the marshal of being a Gloomy Gus, but walk a mile in his shoes before you judge.

The above was written due to my policy of always having at least one note per song, even if I have nothing to say about it. Now, there's more:

From The Outsider:

So who, or what, is the Crying Marshall?

"He's just. . . a figure, to link it together. The idea started when I did the track "The Crying Marshall" with these two blokes called The Filthy Three; one of them is Jason [Barron]. They had a song and they didn't have any lyrics for it. That song came from that; throwing ideas around. I thought it would be good to do it as the story of his life, a themed LP, with a thread running through it. It's such an unhip thing to do, but I do want to continue and develop it. Maybe a five sided thing next: the return of the Marshall."

"Marshal(l)" is spelled with two 'l's in the title of The Marshall Suite, and with one 'l' in the title of the three songs that contain the word in their names. According to the OED, the correct spelling of the word is with one 'l', "Marshal"; although the two-'l' version is not credited as an alternate spelling, it survives in many of the examples of its use given under the entry, with none of these more recent than 1933 (or 1954 if we count the definition "an officer of the highest rank in any of various armies"; however, MES most likely had the definition that identifies a "marshal" as a sort of sheriff in mind). 

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Comments (1)

policetruck
  • 1. policetruck | 04/09/2013
Could also be...

The marshal left town over 16 times
Mainly for this passion exhibition
?
Hold it behind ya
His daddy said
So am I
So am I
So am I
The marshal left town over 16 times
Maybe to avoid this passion exhibition
I've seen it
Keep it behind ya
Said so am I
The marshal left town over 16 times
Mainly for this passion exhibition
?
Hold it behind ya
His daddy said
So am I
So am I
So am I
Hold it behind ya
His daddy said
So am I
So am I
So am I

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