Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Nothing But Trouble

Trouble in the city, trouble in the farm
You got your rabbit's foot, you got your good-luck charm
But they can't help you none when there's trouble.
Trouble, trouble, trouble
Nothing but trouble.
--Bob Dylan

The images here are from old Detective magazines courtesy Claude Angele Boni & sent to me from France, the first one being Diamond Joe, who's featured in a song on Good As I Been To You (1992)

Diamond Joe

This is a story about LANDRU, a famous French killer.
He used to invite rich women for dinner, poison them,
then burn them in a big furnace. He did it for a long time
before they caught him.

One of the 20th century's most famous spies.

Al Capone had an international reputation.

Sing Sing Prison

Now There's a man you'll hear about
Most anywhere you go,
And his holdings are in Texas
And his name is Diamond Joe.

 And he carries all his money
In a diamond-studded jar.
He never took much trouble
With the process of the law.

FULL LYRICS to this traditional ballad HERE.

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Regarding Trouble, my favorite line in the song, 
as born out by these Detective stories:
Go all the way to the other side of the world, you’ll find trouble there
Revolution even ain’t no solution for trouble
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Keep on keepin' on, friends.

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