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Bounty Hound What makes a new song a folk song? (1710* d) RE: What makes a new song a folk song? 16 Sep 14

'& asking Bounty Hound not to presume I was on his side
I was not actually presuming anything Phil, and had not really thought of it in terms of 'sides'

However, when you copied and pasted Lighter's comment 'I could understand most of the words,.... I took that to mean that you could hear the words, unlike Mr Carroll, who said If one hadn't been labeled @Blackleg Miner' I wouldn't have recognised it in twenty years - and I've been singing it for forty and then went on later to declare that the song was meaningless as the backing drowned out the words.

Now here's my problem, the vocals on that particular video sit well up in the mix, and to say that you can't hear the words is plainly and simply wrong. If Mr Carroll had said that he didn't like the arrangement, or that some words were indistinct, I could have readly accepted that it was not his taste, or maybe my vocal was less than perfect, however, his statements that the song was 'unrecognisable' and 'meaningless' were clearly designed to provoke, and I really fail to understand why he feels the need to do this.

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