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Jack mostly folk Methodologies (71* d) RE: Methodologies 24 Feb 98

They're Here.... Purist, traditionalist, music cops, song gestapos,debating song origins is something that is never going to sink into perfect harmony because everyone is entitled to their own tastes and opinions. I'm with Joe, lets just sing them and enjoy them for what they are. Great songs and noteworthy of origins but certainly not to debate how they should be done. If I had to sing and play a song to someone elses perfection, then I guess I just would'nt bother. So lets just sing them and when some expert pops up and says "Thats not the original version", just reply, "I know, thats how the oral tradition works" I've seen and heard good folks tell me such and take their turn singing and not follow their own rule of origins to the point of nearly taking as long to explain the difference as singing their song. I just accept the fact and appreciate the little history lesson and figure the lecture of song is really what the person wanted to convey. SING OUT and ENJOY THE MUSIC.....Jack mostly folk

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