The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34695   Message #469393
Posted By: KingBrilliant
24-May-01 - 08:20 AM
Thread Name: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Subject: RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Yes, but if you don't know that they make no sense and if the majority of people listenting don't know that they make no sense, does it matter terribly much if a few people sing it wrong? Its just a mangled instance of the song, it doesn't usually do any damage to the actual song.
I used to work with a lady who sang all the time - little snatchlets of mangled songs - cobbled together as she went along. It was lovely, and I always so admire the fact that she had the urge to sing while she worked & just went ahead and ad libbed. She was actually quite shy other than that. Such a nice lady.