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GUEST,Amy Song appropriateness-- (47) RE: Song appropriateness-- 09 May 09

I came to this list today from Google link to check up on a thought that Cotton-Eyed Joe might stem from or support racism. I learned a lot.   Then started reading the "IRA etc" posts with interest, as an Irish/German/Scottish American. The last post i read with interest: What if we stop singing certain songs for fear of offending? (my paraphrase)
As a Children's performer, mainly, i am even more careful about songs, because i feel that everything i sing will give children some type of "impression" and i don't want to give them any negative/hurtful/ignorant/etc ideas. We've also got the parents to consider, the ones paying us, who might not hire us again if they feel any songs are inappropriate or offensive/etc.
So the theme of "what to sing" hits home with me. Yet the theme of "too much fear" also does!
Thanks for the discussions, of any sort. It's all a learning experience for me in the subject of humanity.
Amy in NH

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