The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34695   Message #469358
Posted By: KingBrilliant
24-May-01 - 06:42 AM
Thread Name: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Subject: RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
My first posting was looking at it just for trad stuff with no living songwriter. However, I think I'd still go for the same answer even where the writer is still alive - but only for casual singers like myself - it would be a bit cheeky to change anything if you were singing more formally (I s'pose I mean where people would look to you as an authority sort of).
If a 'proper' singer wanted to change anything then it would be reasonable to approach the writer & get their permission?
I expect different writers would have different attitudes to this question. Any writers care to comment???