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Thread #129488 Message #2909572
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-May-10 - 08:28 PM
Thread Name: Woody Guthrie song '...old oak tree...'?
Subject: RE: Woody Guthry song '...old oak tree...'?
You know, Hoot, it's entirely possible that somebody other than Billy Bragg can take those same lyrics and do something else with them. The fact that he's done it, isn't the end of it.
Is that chip on your shoulder heavy, or are you carrying it along OK?
But I have to say I'm not all that thrilled with many of the Billy Bragg renditions of these songs. The only one I really like is "Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key." I like the Klezmatics renditions of Woody's "Jewish songs" much better.