The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37513 Message #524142
Posted By: nutty
09-Aug-01 - 03:25 AM
Thread Name: Sexist lyric? Change it or ....?
Subject: RE: Sexist lyric? Change it or ....?
Having read everything so far, I still find it disturbing that basic "courtesy and civility" is not being afforded to the creators of the song ...... In this case KEITH SCOWCROFT - who wrote the poem and DEREK GIFFORD - who shaped the words into a wonderful song and wrote a super tune.
Nor is there any understanding of the song's portrayal of a time in rural England when these activities took place.
The song has nothing to do with sexism but portrays (as all Scowie's poems do)an insight into a time gone by which those over 50 may have caught a glimpse of, but which is lost to anyone under that age. Celebrate the song and sing it with pride.