The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3228 Message #344072
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
20-Nov-00 - 01:44 PM
Thread Name: Don't forget Thanksgiving (songs)
Subject: RE: Don't forget Thanksgiving
Judy, way back in this thread, recommended grade-school songbooks as a source for folksongs.
As to tunes, MAYBE so. But as to the words, au contraire!
Those grade-school songbooks are full of watered-down, cleaned-up, bowdlerized, shortened, PC-ified, and often (especially when "translated" from foreign-language songs) completely rewritten crap.