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Thread #95097   Message #1846622
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
30-Sep-06 - 03:39 AM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl's trousers
Subject: RE: Ewan McColl's trousers
That question then opens up a whole new raft of questions of the 'should you sing the Padstow Mayday song at any other time of the year or in any other town?' variety.

Should you only be allowed to sing songs from your background/tradition/area whilst wearing the appropriate clothing?

Personal opinion is that if someone insists you can only sing songs from your own personal background, but then sings a song about a job they never had, under a name they weren't born with, in a town they don't come from, in clothes they never worked in.... well, hypocrite isn't a strong enough word.

If clothing were part of the 'deal', then many people would have to sing naked and that is surely going to affect audience figures.....