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Thread #99099   Message #1973995
Posted By: GUEST,mg
20-Feb-07 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
I don't know if I agree about needing a good vocabulary. I think that often that gets in the way and people try to cram too many words in or show that they know big words...I think, in terms of folk-sounding songs, that the smaller, simple everyday words are probably the best. Why weep ye by the tide lady why weep ye by the tide...I'll wed thee to my youngest son and ye shall be his bride.

Only one word had two syllables. mg