The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95461   Message #1858182
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
13-Oct-06 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Judas and Mary (Sydney Carter)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Said Judas to Mary - Sydney Carter
"Definitive version" - no such animal for a Sydney Carter song.

"That word final worries me. There is nothing final in the songs I write, not even the words, the rhythym and the melody. This is not an oversight; I would like them to keep on growing, like a tree. They have a form, I hope; so does a tree. But it is not fixed and final. It must develop acoording to the time and place..." (From introduction to Green Print for Song.