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CRANKY YANKEE Folk Music Tradition, what is it? (29) RE: Folk Music Tradition, what is it? 30 Mar 03

Hey, Black cater pm:

I don't change words or music unless it improves on the original, or corrects some error in terminology.This is, however very rare, and I can't recall the last time I did that. I do change the meter sometimes. For instance, I do "The Old Rugged Cross" in 2/4 instead of 3/4. I heard Cris Barber's Jazz Band do an instrumental; version in 2/4 and I liked it, so that 's the way I sing it. I also recorded "Farewell to Tarwaithe" with 5-string banjo and Steel Guitar doing the lead backup.
I can almost hear the cries of "outrage" and "Horror". from the "Folk music fascists".

Does your wife call you "King Nebuchudnezzer" when you babble on?
Mine does, and she's doing it right now.


Jody Gibson

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