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GUEST,raymond greenoaken Paul Brady's version of Arthur McBride (144* d) RE: Paul Brady's version of Arthur McBride 23 Oct 12

>"Chords?" What a twat.<

But did he say it? It's a legend, apparently.

But I wonder if we're not placing too much of a premium on "originality" and "making a song your own". What's the harm in performing a song like someone else if that's the way you personally like it? The fact is, unless you can do a perfect Paul Brady impression (I wish!), it would come out sounding different to the ur-version anyway. And you then might find yourself changing bits, adding bits, dropping bits, out of pure caprice or because something cool just occurred to you. You'll end up making it your own by accident. And in the process, you'll have learned something very interesting and valuable about how Paul Brady does what he does. Everyone wins!

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