The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #790   Message #776965
Posted By: lamarca
04-Sep-02 - 02:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Peg (from The Bothy Band)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pretty Peg
What goes around, comes around - it's interesting to see that the half-remembered lyrics I entered 5 years ago are now ensconced in the DT as tho entered in stone. I never pretended to have the correct version, and was quite open about the gaps and lapses in my transcription. I'm sort of appalled that this is the version in the DT - and that there's no note at the bottom of which recording it was transcribed/remembered from (Triona ni Dhomnaill on The Best of the Bothy Band) or which Mudcatter submitted the words (lamarca) or added it to the database(?).

The DT would be vastly more useful if the recordings from which the lyrics were transcribed were included, along with a caveat that the lyrics ARE a transcription. This would enable people interested in the song to perhaps find the recording and listen to the words themselves, and would enable researchers to track versions of songs.

While going back and adding this information would be a monumental task at this point, I'm sad to see that the available info wasn't included when the song was "harvested".