The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19291   Message #3805221
Posted By: leeneia
15-Aug-16 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould et al
Subject: RE: Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould et al
I often see posts complaining that songs were bowdlerized.

Why is it, that whenever a nice version and a dirty version of a tune are in circulation, that the dirty version is assumed to be the original? The dirty version may simply be a parody.

Rhythm and rhyme are hard work. Why would poets want to write dirty songs that would never leave the pub or the ditch, when they could write nice songs that would go into general circulation?