This is not exactly a folk band, nevertheless folk and cabaret are somehow relatives in law, this is a great and funny Italian quartet of the 60's, based in Milano, i Gufi (the Owls), in a song from an LP named "Il cabaret dei Gufi" (EMI Columbia, 1965). This band (as far as what I have in vinyl, and what Icould see in the shops in those years) published about ten albums, Bestof's excluded, they used to write and sing funny songs with lyrics that often would attack a certain establishment, but always under the cunning and expert disguise of the jugglers, in the same way that was officially in use in the times of Kings and courts. A cabaret band like this wouldn't surely be able to survive today in Italy, under the regime that the whole world can "admire". They were often addressed as "the-quartet-of the-one-with-the-big-teeth", coz their main front-men, Gianni Magni (who unfortunately died in 1992, only 51 years old), had a quite characteristic expression, imagine a Donald Sutherland with the teeth twice as much pushed outside ;) The song tells the story of a boy abandoned by his mother (maybe a prostitute) in a church in Paris. She only leaves a small jewel at his neck with his birthday date. Years pass by, the boy becomes a man freqenting thieves and assassins, until one night he breaks inside a rich villa and at the time that he's ready to strangle the old landlady, in an attempt of defending herself she desperately grabs the jewel, shouts, and recognizes the thief: he's her son! So, happy ending, mother and child reunited :-)
To be precise: I won't upload the whole album, I just placed this one song.
Maybe is not the most indicated song to open a folk-related blog, but whynot?, I'll keep it here for a little while ;)
Quando si dice la canzone del figlio di puttana... ;-)) Dedicata con simpatia a a tutti gli italiani che sono di passaggio da queste parti e al carissimo Fabiaccio in particolare, che è milanese ;-))