The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146973 Message #3406641
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Sep-12 - 06:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Why (why so many active requests?)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Why (why so many active requests?)
Actually, we do get a number of pleasantly-surprised responses from people, especially if they've left an e-mail address where I can contact them. Some of those requests are several years old.
The lyrics request threads are for everyone who reads them, not just for those who request the lyrics. Therefore, it's important to give complete answers, and to post complete lyrics even if it's only chords, melody, or background information requested.
We take MIDI or ABC melodies for songs whenever people want to send them. You can post ABC melodies in threads, or e-mail MIDI files to me for posting.
If you post chords for songs, consider using the <pre>
preformat commands</pre> to help the chords line up with the words.
As much as possible, I combine threads on songs, to avoid splitting the discussion. Sometimes, I delay doing the combination after discussion has died down, so as not to interfere with the discussion.