The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35196   Message #479851
Posted By: Suffet
09-Jun-01 - 05:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Brown Is the Shit (Stephen L. Suffet)
Subject: RE: Brown Is the Shit
Matt, I am flattered to hear your response. The irony is that I really love Eric Bogle's original. But I feel that there is more than one side to the story, and I felt it important to give a voice to the many Willie McBrides who believed that the Allied cause in the Great War was right and just. In the same manner I wrote "The South Coast Revisited" from the vantage point of the teenage girl who is used as property to settle her father's gambling debt to the son of a nobleman. And for a similar reason I wrote the response to Lori's song. In no instance would I want my reply to supplant the original.

--- Steve