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Thread #90911   Message #1726700
Posted By: Richard Bridge
25-Apr-06 - 04:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Minstrel (Graham and Eileen Pratt)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Correction to 'The Minstrel' (Pratt)
Here is a link to the Grossman performance: I cannot see how to download the mp3. The Minstrel

Working from that performance, and in places from the scansion, I have the following suggestions: -

1. The verse now added is not the last verse, but the penultimate verse.

2. V1 L4 "that man remember"   (comment, a nice use of the residual subjunctive in English)

3. V3 L3 "Amidst the pigs..."

4. V4 L8 Delete "And" (comment, this is my change suggested for scansion reasons: the original seems so good I would be surprised if the additional syllable were correct)

5. V5 L3   (NB the correct V5 when the re-ordering has been done) delete "the", pluralise "siren" to "sirens". Again I suggest this simply for scansion reasons.

6. V6 L1 "My voice is tired; my eyes grow weary"

7. V7 L3 "for lords and ladies"    Again I suggest this simply for scansion reasons.

8. V7 L5 "Until there's no more time for singing".