It's storytime again, as Martin, Sam and Callum are taken on a series of single-verse vignettes. Watching the way Waits creates a series of spaces, the kind of shamed men who live there, and his ability to simultaneously retain a sense of fun all form part of the conversation on this week's Song by Song.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
The One That Got Away, Small Change, Tom Waits (1976)
The Man That Got Away - Live at Great American Music Hall, Mystery White Boy, Jeff Buckley (2000)
The Man That Got Away, from A Star Is Born (via YouTube), Judy Garland (1954)
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