Talk:Jacob Marley

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I think it's pretty clear that Scrooge and Marley are lenders and usurers; going to change this--any objections? Quill 23:14, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)

AimeeMann wrote a song called "Jacob Marley's Chain," and it appears on her first solo album-- 1993's "Whatever."

Indeed she did, though "wrote" isn't the best description, since she's more than a songwriter, she's also a singer and musician (she sings on that track as well, and I wouldn't be surprised to find she'd played one or more instruments on it). It's a great song, very evocative and as per usual for her early work, it has a beautiful if simple melody; it also sort of shows you where she was about to start going with her music, a little moodier and complex and more interesting in sound (though she's always been pretty interesting with her lyrics) than say, "I Know There's A Word" or "Stupid Thing", also from that album. I'd quote a snippet, but with the mood and sound and feel of the song, it wouldn't do it justice any more than quoting Dido's "White Flag" would do that song justice; you'd have to hear it for yourself to get the full experience (though Whatever is unfortunately quite hard to find compared to her later albums, as it was made before she went indie again, and therefore it's not on iTunes OR her site, from what I can tell). Since it's from her first album, the singing's a little rougher than those used to her newer work are probably used to hearing, but it's still good, and that track is just utterly awesome. Side note: anybody know if she performs this or any other song from Whatever in concerts or other live performances? Because I was under the impression that maybe she couldn't get the rights to the content back because of her contract with the company that initially released it.

Occasionally called[edit]

He is occaisonally accidentally called "Bob Marley". lol

By the way, why was he consigned to Hell? In Pauline theology, salvation is based on faith alone.

Marley is not in hell, he is forced to walk the earth bound in a chain made of his own sins. *Exeunt* Ganymead | Dialogue? 14:35, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

image of him[edit]

can we have a image of him from one of the media adaptions of the story that he appears in?. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:50, 19 December 2006 (UTC).

"And to think, I had him buried at sea!"[edit]

I could have sworn that in the Disney adaptation, it was implied that it wasn't because of a small amount of money left behind by Jacob Marley that he was buried at sea, but it was in fact merely because Scrooge didn't wish to spend the money on a funeral -- he was, after all, a notorious miser (and is still known to this day to be one). After all, Scrooge and Marley were partners in their practice of swindling and money-making -- surely Marley would have had a sizeable amount of money for his own from all that hoodwinking and business. And note that I don't quite remember the exact phrase, so my partial quote up there as my title may be wrong . . . —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:00, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

gshh —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:59, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Relation to Bob Marley?[edit]

Jacob Marley was Bob Marley's half brother. Could someone add a section on that? Also it should be noted that his fondness for reggae music was shared with Scrouge. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:03, 21 April 2011 (UTC)