The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168299   Message #4066419
Posted By: cnd
29-Jul-20 - 10:18 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Johnstown Flood
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnstown Flood
Mysha, I agree with most of the second half of your corrections, it should definitely read, in my opinion:

"Now the few who were lucky, and the ones on higher ground,
with nothing faced the dead in that old flooded town"

I'm not convinced on the first one, though. I agree the end starts with a "g" sound, but as you say, gave it up doesn't make much sense.

I don't think the song is *that* bad, it has some really nice guitar work. The singing's certainly not the clearest but it's far from the most garbled I've heard.