The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20983   Message #221559
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
02-May-00 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: What is Folk? IN SONG.
Subject: RE: What is Folk? IN SONG.
Well there's my tradition,
and there's your tradition,
and there's our tradition
and there's their tradition,
and each tradition has its own rendition
and I don't exclude the singing moke.

For my tradition
isn't your tradition,
and their tradition
isn't our tradition,
and the big decision that has caused such fission
is to say what is or isn't folk.

For when they say it isn't
then I say it is, and
surely if it isn't than it's my position
that they'd just imprison the emerging vision
- and I say, that goes beyond a joke.
So don't mend it, if it isn't broke.