Let's take a look at the 'official' version of Boston Charlie, as seen in Songs of the Pogo. The text piece is Kelly's first take on the song's 'origins'. He had other takes, as we will see in the next few posts.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Back to Boston Charlie. There are some anecdotal theories regarding the origin and meaning of Kelly's lyrics to Deck Us All with Boston Charlie. The ones involving coded messages to prisons or such are pretty outrageous, and may or may not have credence. I do know that Kelly loved to create nonsense, and nonsense is what this song is all about.