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Thread #34695 Message #469913
Posted By: vindelis
24-May-01 - 08:08 PM
Thread Name: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Subject: RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
No, just different. I have often felt, when reading lyrics on the Digitrad, 'Oh this must be the American version'. I am making this assuption on the grounds that the lyrics are different to the ones I know. Songs are bound to change as they travel round the world; either by the 'Chinese Whisper' method, or by being adapted,deliberately,to suit new surroundings. It's called progress.