Saturday, September 23, 2006

"Hush Little Baby" and Metallica's "Enter Sandman"

Perhaps I'm the last person to notice this, but not only does Metallica's song "Enter Sandman" start with the first lyric of the traditional lullaby, the first theme is based on the traditional melody (shifted to minor). At least I think so - there's apparently some controversy about the song's materials, but I don't see a reference to this claim.

Interesting that the song was originally about crib death. I don't know if Mariano Rivera could use it as his theme if the lyrics hadn't been altered (though apparently he hadn't known the words the first four years).

p.s. Any rich crazy readers are welcome to buy me one of these.

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