The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28182   Message #348924
Posted By: MMario
30-Nov-00 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Variant vs wrong
Subject: RE: Variant vs wrong
And that leads back to the question - when songs are transmitted orally - how much change, and under what circumstances would you say leads to a "variant" rather then just - "oh he heard it wrong" ; considering that we currently have such a wierd mixture where songs may be learned in an oral tradition, but the person you learn them from learned them from a recording - or even from sheet music.