Mudcat Café message #1951242 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98509   Message #1951242
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
29-Jan-07 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: Folk Process - is it dead?
Subject: RE: Folk Process - is it dead?
Why should the original version of a song be any more definitive than the original version of a joke?

People change and adjust and misremember and make up what they've forgotten and change what they don't like or can't make sense of. They always have and they always will.

Traditition is what was there before you, whenever you happen to live.