The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23445   Message #260378
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
18-Jul-00 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Subject: RE: Distortion of History in Folk Song
I've always like the way that sailors from other countries used to sing Santiana with General Taylor running away and Santiana winning the day. And that's how the DT has it.

Sometimes you get people correcting the song to match the history, and doing it the other way round. But that was how they sang it, probably to piss-off the Yanks. Maybe they sang it the other way on American boats?