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janemick Folklore: supernatural gone from american songs (133* d) Folklore: supernatural gone from american songs 05 Feb 08

Loss of supernatural story lines in American versions of British songs

Some years ago at a festival I heard Jeff Warner talking about the changes in song lyrics as they crossed the Atlantic. He said that the supernatural elements in British songs were often lost/removed by their American singers, often resulting in fairly meaningless versions of a song. I don't remember him giving any specific examples.

Does anyone know of any examples of these changes in storylines please?

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