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Thread #131220 Message #2958216
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
04-Aug-10 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: What isn't folk
Subject: RE: What isn't folk
The fun lies in the way a performer can sometimes put across a non-folk song in a style that makes people hear it as a folk song. Or the other way round with a cross-dressed folk song.
Either way it needs to be a good song.
(The reason I mentioned "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" lay in the previous post by Steamin' Willie - If I were to sing "Tie a yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak tree" then ergo it is a folk song. True enough many worse songs. Many even worse songs.)