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Bat Goddess Hackneyed Folk Songs (53* d) RE: Hackneyed Folk Songs 02 Mar 19

Lou Killen always said his biggest regret was teaching "Wild Rover" to the Clancy Brothers. They're the ones who added the claps in their performance.

Definitely not traditional. But it's close to impossible today to sing the song without someone adding the claps. The audience expects it.

The song is also wildly overdone. I cringe and try to pretend I'm not hearing it.

"Wild Mountain Thyme" has also been done to death.

It very much depends on where you are as to which songs are sung to the point of tedium and which (overdone in other circles) are still relatively fresh and enjoyable.


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