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Thread #78750   Message #1420374
Posted By: Steve Parkes
25-Feb-05 - 04:06 AM
Thread Name: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Subject: RE: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Whenever I sang 'Peggy Gordon' Julie B always used to ask why there are only ever pretty small birds: what about big ugly birds?

I'm going to regret asking, aren't I?

While we're about it, why do they always change their voices? What does that mean? Starlings: OK, they imitate everything from other birds to cats and car alarms. But does a robin ever wake up in the morning and say to itself "I think I'll sing in the style of Pavarotti -- or Spike Milligan or Julie Felix or Bob Dylan -- today"?