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
GeorgeH systematic tune and song structure? (21) RE: systematic tune and song structure? 02 Aug 01

But why should you want to??

Part of the beauty of Folk Song is that whatever structure you attempt to ascribe to it you'll so often find that it's the exceptions to the rule which give the thing its beauty . .

Or as Martin Simpson was sometimes heard to say, when introducing Betsy the Serving Maid "If anyone wants to work out what time signature this is in - good luck!" (And that was when he sang it slowly . . .)


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.