The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35501   Message #485004
Posted By: Bill D
16-Jun-01 - 12:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lobster song (aka crabfish, crayfish etc)
Subject: RE: Lobster song (aka crabfish, crayfish et
This is one of the MOST thoroughly 'processed' songs in folkdom! People hear it, forget the exact words, but remember the general concept,,,,and re-write it with locale changes, chorus changes, etc...they expurgate it for mixed audiences, they spice it up for late night, they make it fit 'their' culture..and this has been going on for several hundred years!

It's a riot to start this in a group where several people know different version, and watch the steam rise as folks say to themselves.."THAT'S not how it goes!"...*grin*