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Thread #34695 Message #469389
Posted By: Robby
24-May-01 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Subject: RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
After years of singing what I thought I had heard as some of the lines and chorus of "Water is alright in tay", but being uneasy with them. So, I posted an inquiry here and MMario gave me the lyrics as written by S. McGrath. Click here If I did that right you should now have a Blicky.
Anyway, my thanks for the lyrics noted that I could not believe how badly I had been mangling the lyrics. His observation was that this was the folk process at work. So I guess I'm with those who believe that if there is a definitve version, as composed by a songwriter, that should be the one to sing.