The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36310   Message #500971
Posted By: toadfrog
08-Jul-01 - 03:16 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Shepherds Arise
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shepherds Arise
Mr. Douglas, I neglected to state that I much appreciate your attention to the song. As you say, it needs a bass. I would have listened to the MIDI, but unfortunately my speaker just died.

Quite right, they do sing "sin," I thought I was agreeing with you. If it is correct that the CAMSCO recording is different from mine, that is a good thing. I think I will get the CAMSCO one and pitch mine. So thanks for the advice.

Notwithstanding the above, it seems to me that "blest" is at best an unsatisfactory attemt at writing dialect, like "wuz" for was. It is things like that which make the DT hard to navigate. Like I recently tried to find "Hurrah, my Yellow Gals, Do to Let Me Go." No luck; it's "Hooraw, Me Yeller Gals, Doodle [Etc.]." What is the use of that?