The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34695 Message #469400
Posted By: GUEST,redhorse
24-May-01 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Subject: RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
What do you do with something like the Carter Family "Wildwood Flower"? The words as published are obviously garbled, but that's the way it's sung: should we copy the recorded version warts and all or re-interpret to make sense of it?