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Thread #19964   Message #206485
Posted By: SDShad
04-Apr-00 - 09:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Wild Mountain Thyme--Variation
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Mountain Thyme--Variation
Okay, so here's what happens when you type a verse from memory that you never really quite learned right, and haven't performed in several months: you type something different.

This, my friends, is what they call the "folk process."

So, what it really has in "Rise Up Singing" for that verse is:

I will build my love a shelter
By yon high mountain green
And my love shall be the fairest
That the summer sun has seen

Uhm...I think.

"Shelter" for some reason feels too prosaic there--maybe that's why I remembered it differently.

And Mbo, I do see what you mean. That scansion has never really bothered me, but you gotta sing things in a way that feels comfortable for you.