The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142469 Message #3285743
Posted By: Marje
06-Jan-12 - 05:31 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
There's nothing wrong with using a traditional melody and putting new words to it. It's a time-honoured practice, and MacColl did it too, e.g. the tune for "Sweet Thames" is a dressed-up version of "The Recruited Collier".