Tote the Weary Load

Location: Indiana, United States

I'll get to this part later.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Tote the Weary Load

A lot of you may wonder why I chose Tote the weary load for my blog title. Well, the answer is truly easy. It's actually verse #3 from the song My Old Kentucky Home and you hear it in the movie Gone with the Wind. But for those of you who may not be familair with the movie or the song, I'll provide the text here:

Verse #3

A few more days for to tote the weary load,
No matter, 'twill never be light,
A few more days till we totter on the road,
Then my old Kentucky Home, good-night!

As you see, the singer is toting the weary load...but my reasoning for using it is really silly: I'll take you to the movie for a moment and explain: When Scarlett and Melaine are stuck in Atlanta (see GWTW), and Melanie is about to have the baby, Scarlett sends her slave, Prissy, to get the doctor to assist with the delivery. In the scene where Prissy returns, she's just lollygagging and taking her time to report that the doctor can't come and she's singing that part of the song as she rounds the gate to the house.

It's always struck me funny that she is just taking her time, whilst Scarlett is beside herself and wants some action to be taken. With this said, I will usually sing that song to anyone I know who takes their sweet time to do anything when they really need to be on the spot with things.

I'll write more about Tote the Weary Load later. . .