The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878 Message #4033259
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-Feb-20 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
I still hear many songs that learned as a kid, but I notice now that they have lyrics that I'd never sing to a ten-year-old. So, I wonder if the versions I heard as a kid of "Big Rock Candy Mountain" and "Little Brown Jug" and many others were bowdlerized, or if I just didn't notice the naughty parts. And are the cleaned-up versions inauthentic, or did songs have cleaned-up versions for the kids from their very beginnings?