Song of the Day, February 25: Dominion of the Sword by Martin Carthy

MCarthySwordToday’s song is Dominion of the Sword from Martin Carthy’s powerful 1988 album Right of Passage. He based the song on a ballad written in 1649 by an anonymous pamphleteer, adapting the lyrics to fit the politics and events of the times. It’s a smart reflection on the relative power of words and force to influence events, sung with great energy to a tune adapted from a Breton piping figure.

Enjoy this pithy look at the world today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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