The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37166 Message #518741
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
31-Jul-01 - 08:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Nine Times a Night
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Nine Times a Night
I haven't heard Frankie Armstrong's recording so far as I can remember, so this is getting a bit confusing. On the other hand, a lot of the tunes given with DT files are unattributed, and some definitely do not belong with the texts given; it seems to have been considered that any tune was better than none. I am on record as believing that it's better to have no tune than that the wrong one should be presented as if it were authentic; I do seem to be in a minority, though. I do rather suspect that the recent drive for "missing tunes" is going to result in a lot of song texts having tunes wished upon them to which they have never been sung. I wonder who will sort all that out in a few years' time...