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Gay Song One – Quelle Tragédie, Lol

AC Benus

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Gay Song One – quelle tragédie

 

Note: for this series of postings, the term 'Gay Song' refers to music written to/for/by or about Gay men or women. A second category also deals with music identified as Gay because it speaks to the heart of the Gay Experience.

 

So to make this easier, I will call them Gay in the 1st Degree (to/for/by/about), or Gay in the 2nd Degree (like Judy Garland singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow).

 

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My first selection is definitely Gay in the 1st Degree! We tend to think that LGBT issues were so taboo, regarded as so 'dark' and 'sinister' by straight-dominated society, that even the mere mention of 'it' would send people running for shelter and the soothing grip of their stolen motel-edition bible.

 

Not true! The proof…? A little 1948 gem of a novelty song known as Queer Things, by Ruth Wallis. Please listen, and the conclusion is still the best advice today :)

 


 


So, what do you think?

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Well that song must have given Harry Truman a jolt! Wherever did you find it?

A gentlemen had a blog about this subject and listed (without youtube links) dozens and dozens of pop songs from all ages.

 

I'll try to post a new one each week, and hopefully folks will enjoy them. :)

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loved it - only just had time to check out the blogs, but i will be keeping an eye out for the next ones when i've caught up.

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Sorry, listened on my tablet last night.. omg that's soo good!!   Great blog AC!!

Thank you, Tim! I hope other songs of this series appeal as well :yes: 

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Defiance19

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Ha! Loved this.

You are so right though, listening to these songs and the language in some of the old movies the gay subtext is obvious in hindsight. 

 

Tapping my toes on to the next one. 

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1 hour ago, Defiance19 said:

Ha! Loved this.

You are so right though, listening to these songs and the language in some of the old movies the gay subtext is obvious in hindsight. 

 

Tapping my toes on to the next one. 

Yeah, I love this song. Reminds me how the main character of The Seven Year Itch talks about the nice boys who live upstairs...interior decorators :yes:

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