The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155207 Message #3649121
Posted By: mg
07-Aug-14 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: Changing lyrics to the 3rd person
Subject: RE: Changing lyrics to the 3rd person
My preference is to never change a song for gender reasons. It is very annoying to people who know the original. I say leave a song as you found it unless words are racist or the rhyme or rhythm are awful and do as john foxen suggested and inform people of changes..there is a reason a song has endured for hundreds of years and i csn not think of an instance where someone has improved on them..mlst changes are cringeable.