The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35518   Message #487705
Posted By: GeorgeH
20-Jun-01 - 07:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Hello Hans (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hello Hans
Hey, it's wonderful to see this song here . . .

We have it on a well-played slice of Tony Capstick vinyl, and I've never understood why it's not up there with "Flowers of the Forrest" amongst the great, timeless and widely performed songs about war . . .

However, while I sympathise with Harvey's annoyance at what's been done to his songs, I think he's essentially wrong. Once a song is out there people can and will do what they want with it. And if music is to remain creative that's the way it has to be.

That's not to say we shouldn't aim to promote the excellent versions over the dross . . .