Musical Hypocrisy

Today, the Haunted Wordsmith posted Jeannie C. Riley’s Harper Valley PTA. It always reminds me of The Son of Hickery Holler’s Tramp. Both songs are about mean-minded, small-town hypocrisy. I was in my teens when these songs came out, and I still remember how  real the protagonists were to me. I wanted to march right over to Harper Valley and give the PTA a piece of my mind, backing up the ticking off they’d already received. Then go on to Hickery Holler and adopt the kids.

If I was more organised, I might choose one day a week to post music. Since I’m not, I’ll just continue to throw in the odd record on a random basis. This is the original version, sung by O.C. Smith.

Here goes:


That’s it, folks.


10 thoughts on “Musical Hypocrisy

  1. Oh yes. Can empathize with that too … I do remember all of those songs mentioned. But it was a genre of the time, perhaps? Still it maybe shows yourself strengths in your own character ?… if that’s not too personal or patronizing? I think that the human condition is really more about your/our empathy, for it.

    Yes, keep posting music by all means … nice! Cheers Jamie

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        1. That reminds me of when I was in retail .I had a supplier who told me that, as a student he’d been a socialist, but it would be silly for him to hold such views now, since he didn’t get out of bed for less than £1,000. The capitalist bastard used to try to sell me large quantities of goods that he knew weren’t appropriate for my shop.

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