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JWB Hog-Eye Man (32) RE: Hog-Eye Man 11 Jun 09

Crow Sister,

My approach to "original" lyrics is to err on the side of politeness unless I'm certain the audience will respond favorably. In practical terms, that means I don't sing the bawdy versions of things unless it's an event advertised as having rude material, or it's late at night, the rum has been flowing, and the windows are closed. Since my purpose in most performances is to entertain, I don't feel the need to foist "filthy" stuff on an audience -- merely suggestive lyrics are more entertaining to the majority of folks, I've found.

Of course, I keep both clean and dirty versions of certain songs fresh in my memory, 'cause you never know when the real Banks of the Sacramento might be just the thing.


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