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Thread #93815   Message #1815077
Posted By: sciencegeek
21-Aug-06 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'juice of barley', song from about 1690
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'juice of barley', song from about 1690
huh???? "sciencegeek"'s comment sounds to me like yet another example of "I like it so it can't be English". ????

call me dense, but folk/traditional music includes everything from recent compositions ( both melody and/or lyrics) to stuff that has been around for generations and been "folk processed" over the centuries.... it's what people do best... play around with stuff. It's kept ethnomusicologists busy for some time now, trying to figure out the "chicken vs. egg" relationships.

so referring to one minor subset doesn't have any bearing on any other aspect of the genre.... at least not in my little world

I love music,I love to sing and I like having fun with music.... so when a happy tune also fits the meter of a sad song, it's kinda fun to pair the two together for a brief lark. It's also fun when you have a song you like and find more than one tune that it's sung to... especially if you like both tunes...

but what drives me nuts is when I hear a great tune and I have no words to pair up with it.... and I'm not enough of a wordsmith to create my own song, so I need to track down lyrics.... and that's all this was.... a search to see if the lyrics are still extant for this really great tune.... no political or philosophical agendas... just a hope that someone might have a lead :)

I'm amazed at how this "what I thought was a simple request" has taken on a life of it's own. I'd still like to find the lyrics, but I also think we might need to "chill" a little and give each other the benefit of not putting words in their mouth.

I'm perfectly capable of putting my own foot in my mouth all by my little lonesome. And this is a joke... OK..... lol