The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15788   Message #146190
Posted By: radriano
07-Dec-99 - 06:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: songs by Archie Fisher
Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
I hope everyone will allow me to get something off my chest. It's more along the lines of a pet peeve, actually.

Now I realize that this happens in genres other than folk but here goes: Why do people continually refer to songs as tunes? I think of tunes as melodies, which, granted songs have, but I specifically think of them as instrumental melodies. So an Irish reel, for example, is a tune (no lyrics). An Irish song is a song (has lyrics).

Okay, whew, I feel better now. Until the next time it happens.

I apologize if I ruffled any feathers and I realize that my comments have added nothing to the original idea of this thread but I couldn't help myself.