Rabbit hole time...
I wanted some music as I got to coding, so I fired up Pandora.
Lately, I've been listening to my "Thumbprint" station (a new thing they have where they play blocks of songs from your personal stations, based on your interactions over the years), but I knew I wasn't looking for that tonight (I was aiming for Anúna, maybe, or something similarly background-worthy; a lot of my preferences tend not to be, otherwise).
Before I could switch stations, though, Dave Van Ronk's Luang Prabang
came on and, since it was up, in my range and easily singable (unlike Frank Turner's English Curse
, which I try every time anyway), I sought lyrics.
Through the lyrics site, I found out that Luang Prabang
was based on an existing tune, that of Byker Hill
I also have the Cottars' version of Byker Hill
in one or more Pandora stations and never noticed that... Granted, Luang Prabang
comes up a lot more often, for whatever reason, but huh.
So there goes an hour, but I'm at least educated, entertained and mostly amused through many plays and replays, even if I derailed myself ;)
Luang Prabang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w5JlDn9WCw
Byker Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU5qVKwzZO4
English Curse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1K3adhhuAM