Mudcat Café message #1565460 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55265   Message #1565460
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
17-Sep-05 - 08:52 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
My last line may have given the impression I was talking about a whole culture, TE. For that I apologise. What I meant by culture in this instance was the song itself. I should have just said critisising the songs of someone elses culture.

I just wanted to ask if the critics of the song would join me in my decision not to criticise any song simply because it encroached on their sensibilities. I am more than happy to agree that even the more exteme anti-English songs sung by the Irish (and other nations!) do not upset me any more. Why should a song which is not even anti-Irish, but simply a celebration of someones selfless act, stir such ill feeling amongst the usualy very tollerant Irish faction of the Mudcat?