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Thread #6075   Message #372328
Posted By: catspaw49
10-Jan-01 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: All the Good People (Ken Hicks)
Subject: RE: LYRICS ADD: All the Good People
I guess I'm an old fart.........I like some of the new verses added here, but the sexist bit.............

Some songs are sung by men, others by women. Sometimes we sing songs written from the other gender's point of view without changing the lyric. Sometimes we change the lyric to fit. Sometimes, as above, somebody comes up with a "unisex" version. All well and good and part of the process. HOWEVER, describing it as "sexist" bothers me as it implies, in today's vernacular, both chauvinism and slander. I don't see the intent or message of the original doing either.