Mudcat Café message #172745 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17718   Message #172745
Posted By: Joe Offer
03-Feb-00 - 04:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: There But for Fortune (Phil Ochs)
Hi, Steve - I'm one of those who protests the Internet (and occasionally Mudcat) practice of one person telling a joke, and then 75 people responding with acronyms that indicate their asses have been off-laughed.
Nonetheless, you gave me a good chuckle. I do like to see correct lyrics in the database, and usually prefer the "original" version of a song, if it's one that can be traced to a songwriter.
I made a quick copy of "Miss Otis Regrets" from the database to use as a cheat sheet for a song circle this evening. As I was going out the door, I noticed that the words didn't fit the meter of the song. Good thing I had a copy of the original Cole Porter lyrics, so I didn't have to fake it. You can bet I'll submit corrected lyrics.
-Joe Offer-