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Thread #34695   Message #469944
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
24-May-01 - 09:22 PM
Thread Name: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Subject: RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Obviously two or three things here. 1. Mistakes- if they don't make sense- ought to be corrected. 2. Changing a song to suit a personal style or viewpoint has been done since the days of the troubadours. This does not detract from the original version. 3. Sensible songs have been changed to nonsense songs and that is time-honored also. Maybe I should add a fourth- What, me worry?