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Thread #168571   Message #4072190
Posted By: Noreen
17-Sep-20 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: Phrasing and rhyming
Subject: RE: Phrasing and rhyming
Hi Richard, quite a few points to discuss there.

In your example (I think you mean Bushes and Briars rather than Searching for Lambs) I would try to join the two lines into one phrase. I agree, a big gap for a breath in the middle of a phrase/sentence stands out like a sore thumb.
However, sometimes it can't be avoided, and sometimes (as in the Mountain Streams where the Moorcocks Crow which you refer and link to above) the structure of the song seems to suit a break where you wouldn't normally speak the words that way.
I'm sure I can think of more examples to discuss here. :)