The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34695   Message #469342
Posted By: KingBrilliant
24-May-01 - 05:46 AM
Thread Name: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Subject: RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Just had a look in an online dictionary, which gives one meaning for castor as 'A heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats'. So that could fit in with the tailor references OK.
So - then castors away or cast us away is probably endlessly debatable. Not having time to await the outcome of an endless debate I recommend we all just sing whatever we are happiest with.
I don't really see why anyone should need to do any research on a song unless they want to. Sing for the joy of singing, and sing what you like to sing - and bugger propriety.
So I'm definitely with the number 1 point of view.