The Walloping Window Blind – Sung by Jesse Thomson

It has been said that video killed the radio star, and that may be so. But I am happy to say that Jesse Thompson, an elderly gentleman with a video camera and a 12-string guitar, has brought no small amount of joy into my world today.

The song he sings is “The Walloping Window Blind”.  According to the website, Mainly Norfolk, the song was written for the Music Hall by Joseph B. Geoghegan, who lived between 1816-1889.  It lives on in Jesse Thompson’s video. I can only hope to be a fraction as awesome as he is when I reach his age.

As an aside, his voice, both spoken and sung, reminds me of the Rooster, Alan-a-Dale, from Disney’s Robin Hood (1973), voiced by Roger Miller.

He has recorded dozens of videos, and in each one, he wears something (or in the case of this video, places something) in keeping with the song’s lyrics.  What a great find!

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About jackfrey
Jack Frey lives somewhere in Northeast Asia with his wife and two young boys. He finds the letter K to be the most aesthetically pleasing of all the consonants, in both its upper and lowercase forms. Like many of us, he is currently seeking publication of his first novel.

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