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Thread #172197   Message #4167597
Posted By: GUEST,Will Fly
15-Mar-23 - 05:20 AM
Thread Name: Discussion: Ian Dury
Subject: RE: Discussion: Ian Dury
I went to a talk by Ian Dury at the Hay-on-Wye Fedtival, many years ago. He was adamant that writing lyrics for a sing was not the same as writing poetry - and denied being a poet. The music and lyrics were part of the whole, one hand in glove with the other.

Whether you take his statement at face value is, of course, up to you...