The Griesly Bride

The creeps and crawls of Halloween are always fun. If you didn’t hear Walkin’ the Floor this past Sunday it was three hours of wonderfully spooky country music. You can check it out here.

I didn’t get to one song this year, The Griesly Bride. It’s a folk song sung by Cindy Mangsen and based off of a poem by Australian poet John Manifold. It sounds positively ancient and acts simultaneously as gory fright fest as well as cautionary tale of picking the wrong woman. Werewolves typically get the short stick in horror. They’re always playing second fiddle to some skinny emo vamps. Not so in The Griesly Bride. This song is so far away from the trashy monster mash classics we’ve grown up with that it becomes genuinely creepy as the tale unfolds.

Cindy Mangsen, The Griesly Bride


About Iaan Hughes

Iaan Hughes is a deejay on 91.3 KBCS in Seattle. He plays country & western music.
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One Response to The Griesly Bride

  1. Yes, very spooky but it seems more apropos for Sunday Traditions than Walkin’ the Floor but I am, admittedly, very protective of my favorite radio program

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