The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37513   Message #523110
Posted By: Barry Finn
07-Aug-01 - 09:58 PM
Thread Name: Sexist lyric? Change it or ....?
Subject: RE: Sexist lyric? Change it or ....?
I'd go along with slight changes, an example. In Lizzy Linsy I've left out the first name of "Ronald" MacDonald because I have sometimes lost myself in laughter along with others. In the shanty "Johnny Come Down To Hilo" I changed the phrase "a big buck nigger" to "a big buck sailor". The spirit of the song is still there with out any lost to the song . As to major changes, you could walk into a hornet's nest, not an easy call (how's that for skirting the topic, sorry). If you are concerned with PC to start with, you'll probably make a god choice anyway. Barry