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The Black Cat -- By Poe / Gravedigger
« on: September 17, 2006, 06:13:13 PM »
While camping I read the story "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe.  The story is re-told by Grave Digger in their song, "The Black Cat" (duh :)), which is a bonus track on their album "The Grave Digger".  It's one of Poe's better stories, in my opinion.  I won't say anything about it, since saying anything ruins it. 

Here is a link to the story: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Black_Cat
I typed out the lyrics, since it's a bonus track I couldn't find them online, being a bonus track (warning: will probably spoil the book!): http://www.javaop.com/~ron/documents/Black%20Cat.txt

There's just something about songs based on stories that I just love. 

Also, there's one line I couldn't figure out:
I see her shadow hanging in the moon
and I start drinking... ???

If you can figure out what comes after "drinking", that'd be awesome :)
« Last Edit: September 17, 2006, 06:14:56 PM by iago »

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Re: The Black Cat -- By Poe / Gravedigger
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006, 07:59:19 PM »
From what I can make out "rye till noon".  Not sure about Rye, but that would make sense.
And like a fool I believed myself, and thought I was somebody else...

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Re: The Black Cat -- By Poe / Gravedigger
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006, 08:06:47 PM »
"right" maybe?

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Re: The Black Cat -- By Poe / Gravedigger
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2006, 08:24:09 PM »
Hmm, both make sense. 

"And I start drinking rye till noon"
"And I start drinking right till noon"

I'm not sure which is right, so I'll put both.  You guys rock :)