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Orac Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?' (77* d) RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?' 24 May 01


I went to see Ralph McTell last week. He was talking about "Streets of London". There is a line that is incorrect in any printed version of this song. (And he was very adamant about the correct words ... for those that say it doesn't matter) The line should be "And, held loosely by his side, yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news" ... not "Hand held loosely by his side, yesterday's papers telling yesterday's news".
So its not "hand" but "And," and "papers" should be singular.
He says that even though he has many times told the printers the correct words they still haven't put it right.


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