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Thread #66245   Message #1097771
Posted By: Geoff the Duck
21-Jan-04 - 08:43 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: poverty knocks
Subject: RE: Tune Req: poverty knocks
Steve - If you are still checking this thread - just a few tips and pointers.
The Digital Tradition (Digitrad / DT) has been compiled by volunteers, often from lyrics supplied by members or visitors to Mudcat. This leads to some problems. There can be mistakes and inconsistencies within the Digitrad. Some lyrics are incomplete, some are mis-typed, others were supplied by a source which has misheard a lyric or word (search for "Mondegreen" in the forum for an interesting read) or got verses in the wrong order. The volunteers who work on the Digitrad continue to attempt to identify and correct these, but some always slip through the net.
Searching for a particular song can be difficult, because people spell a particular name in different ways, so your search for "Molly" doesn't find songs where it has been spelt "Mollie" (A search for "Poverty knocks" doesn't find the song in the Digitrad, whereas a search for "poverty" or for Knock" finds the song, but also about 70 other unrelated songs also).
If you can't find a song in the Didtrad, It might stil be there. That is the time to do what you have done - ask the forum. You will usually get a polite and helpful response for a genuine request. Some members take great satisfaction in finding something obscure, and many are very well informed about the origins and variants of songs.