Amen to that Joe. I can attest that Harvey in real life is a jovial sort who is a CRUSADER (in the 'smite the infidel' sense) for the spoken and printed word. Longtime Mudcatters know how passionate I can get about "proper" chords, timing, and in general 'investing' in the music...well Harvey feels the same about lyrics....'specially his.
This happened about 10 years ago, and at the time I was livid. I wrote a humorous article for the Mariposa Folk Festival Magazine, absolutely dripping with my weird kind of "wordplay humour". The editor apparently didn't get ANY of the jokes, and certainly none of the irony....so he took it upon himself to "clear things up" for the readers! The end result was a two page article that made absolutely no sense and implied that I thought JOHHNY MATHIS was the greatest folksinger ever! Oh, if he'd ONLY taken my name off it as well. What the hell, I can laugh about it today....except when I see one of those old magazines!!