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Please Mr. Gravedigger

October 16, 2010

Marion Cemetery, Marion, Ohio

This is a lovely tribute to someone who sounds like his co-workers had a great deal of affection for him. What a great epitaph.

Our first song, early Bowie (1967!) is also about a gravedigger, from the point of view of someone who has reason to fear him. It’s a wonderfully shocking song.

David Bowie – Please Mr. Gravedigger

LeRoy Bowman – Graveyard

Thurl Ravenscroft & Friends – Grim Grinning Ghosts

Bessie Smith – Cemetery Blues

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2010 12:32 am

    What an unusual monument. I take it the plaques were attached to an unhewn stone?

    • Dane permalink
      October 17, 2010 4:39 pm

      I believe the plaque is actually the lid of a container for cremains. Oh, the irony. 🙂

  2. October 17, 2010 12:34 am

    I just found out about that David Bowie song a few years ago. I love it.

    • Dane permalink
      October 17, 2010 4:40 pm

      I do too! It’s pretty unique.

  3. November 10, 2010 8:40 pm

    Looks like he died rather young – only 40 – poor dude.
    I hope he had a good life.

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