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Thread #91381   Message #3286731
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
07-Jan-12 - 05:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Crazy Man Michael (Richard Thompson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crazy Man Michael (Richard Thompson)
Thanks for that bob.

I wouldn't like to think that I was dictating what people chose to sing. (I try to stick to factual posts; I'm useless at arguments!).

And on the subject of mistakes, my own song folders are certainly not exempt from them from the days when I took songs down from records and tapes. From time to time I decide to sing something I haven't done for years and when I relisten to the song with the aid of modern digital tech, audio editors and decent phones I find I got something completely wrong in the words I took down listening on my Dansette all those years before!.

I should also make it clear that when I said Shirley Collins sang Long Years Ago as she got it, I meant that she chose to sing it like that; I'm sure she was aware of and could have inserted the missing word if she'd wanted to.