Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Dita (at work) Lyr Req: Twa Sisters / Lay Bent to the Bonny Broom (26) RE: 'twasisters' lay the bent to bonny broom 25 Apr 01

Malcolm, I had no intention of calling into question your understanding, you have shown your depth in this and other threads. Maximum respect. However one can respect someone without always agreeing with them.
Joellead asked for informaton on a partcular version of a song and it seems to me that you, and others, are in effect saying, don't sing "that" sing "this".
I am well aware of the trad/revival issues.

"Fair enough! He's got it wrong, though. "Bent" makes sense, and can be traced back to real traditional versions; "bairn" just sounds like a misunderstanding"

In replying to your post, quoted above, I was defending the right of any singer, trad or revival, to take possession of the song and recreate it. What they create might be good or bad, but not right or wrong.

I cannot understand why you presume that he is faithfully trying to reproduce Pentangle's version and not creating the next step in the songs development.

It might be a leaf that withers on the branch, but its still part of the trees growth.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.