Mudcat Café message #1089565 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23203   Message #1089565
Posted By: M.Ted
09-Jan-04 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Miserlou
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Miserlou
The lyrics hardly seem like Greek love poetry to me,Q--more like Tin Pan Alley. Many foreign language songs have had new lyrics written for them--usually because the original lyrics lacked the snappy glibness or simple emotions that make a song a "Popular Hit"--

Anyway, I've heard this song performed many times by Middle Eastern and Balkan bands in clubs, at Church Festivals, for regular dancing and belly dancing, etc and never heard anyone sing the lyrics. I've also played it a lot over the years, since every Balkan and Middle Eastern musician knows it, and never, at a party, a jam, or even at Balkan Music Camp, had anyone sing it--