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Thread #97052 Message #1905249
Posted By: GUEST
10-Dec-06 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: What are the Motives of the Re-definers?
Subject: RE: Folklore: What are the Motives of the Re-definers?
You're right. And you are chosing my definition 2) (which does include tunes) as the overriding one, which is perfectly ok.
But when you call a tune like Dusty Windowsills or Spooterskerry or Leaving Lochboisdale as trad under definition 2), then label it on your album as Trad, other people may ascribe it as 1) and treat it as 4). So the writers won't get their due.
Now, some tune-writers are happy about that (I'd love my own tunes to by so used), but in the greater scheme of things it's wrong.
The word needs to be re-defined to prevent this, and that's my motivation