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Jenny S Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?' (77* d) RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?' 05 Jun 01


GUEST,Static Chaos. You took the words out of my mouth!

I always cringe when anyone sings "the pratty pratty flowyers" (sic). Yet I have heard certain respected singers insist that those are the "correct" words.

Me? I would sing "pretty pretty flowers". I don't believe our ancesters sang gobbledygook. They sang words that made sense, in their own dialect. So why should not we?

Jenny


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