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Sweet Child O Mine - cast of Captain Fantastic

A few years ago my family and I watched the film Captain Fantastic and at the end we had an enjoyable evening debating the various merits of the movie. I can't remember what the outcome was, whether we thought it was good or just a load of pretentious old socks, just as now I can remember very little of the film which fact speaks for itself.

But what I can remember is this great rendition of Guns and Roses' "Sweet Child O Mine". I can hardly recollect the schmaltzy scene it came from but I do recall the awesome but simple groove that a few voices, a guitar, a washboard and a harmonica can produce; and how it restores the innocence to what is at heart a song about innocence, which fact we maybe didn't notice for all those years under its blanket of heavy metal.

Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place where as a child I'd hide and pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by.

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