The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124638   Message #2754715
Posted By: Mo the caller
29-Oct-09 - 07:28 AM
Thread Name: The Curse of Digitrad
Subject: RE: The Curse of Digitrad
"Then one day I heard the old gypsy singer old gypsy singer sing"

But when we are chatting about songs we don't always remember exactly where, when and who. And it might interupt the flow of the discussion to say "I was just married so it must have been about..."
I agree with the point that in a scholarly discussion about different versions of a song or piece of child-lore that kind of information is helpful.

Memory can be faulty though. I was in the car with Jim discussing a dance we had been to years ago (probably about 20) in the Guildhall Chester. He reminisced about a caller in a cowboy hat using the term "sausages" instead of a prompt in usual dance terms. I also remembered a caller saying in his walk-through (i.e. practise without the music) "when I say 'sausages' you do ..." whatever it was. But I linked it to a completely different caller in a different place, and we couldn't agree.