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Thread #34695   Message #469391
Posted By: kendall
24-May-01 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Subject: RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
I hate to sing lyrics that make no sense. Oscar Brand did some of that in his songs of the sea. He has obviously never been to sea. As an example, he sings..I took in all sails and cried "Way, hold up now" the right words are,.."I took in all sails and cried WIEGH ENOUGH NOW. Meaning the boat is moving fast enough, the word weigh being the seamans word for motion, or headway. Why not just do it right? Is it that much of a bother? If you are going to sing lyrics that make no sense, why not just do Rock?