The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #130580 Message #2941967
Posted By: Phil Edwards
08-Jul-10 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: Pip Radish Sings Trad-ish
Subject: RE: Pip Radish Sings Trad-ish
Day 5, and I've uploaded The Plains of Waterloo. After June Tabor's version; I'm sure her influence will be audible! Where it does depart from the source is that I've tried to "bring the beat back" - or at least put the time signature back, so that you can hear the tune without having to reassemble it in your head from separate lines. There's a fine line between sticking to the tune too closely, so that you lose the expression of the words, and putting it all into expressiveness and articulation so that the tune gets lost.
Anyway, see what you think.