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paulo Songs 'given' to others-silly practice? (58* d) RE: Songs 'given' to others-silly practice? 14 Mar 03

OK so it was done amongst "families" of traditional singers, but families are strange entities in the first place.

Having moved around the country a lot (UK) and visited various folk clubs it does seem strange to be told that so& so sings that song reguarly or that that's billy's song.

There are only two reasons for me not singing a song that others sing in any given club:
1)   If the other person who sings it has a limited number of songs that they sing (I can't spell repertoire)
2)   If the other person who sings it is the person I got the words and tune from.

There is a third reason.   I tend not to sing songs when the composer is in the audience.


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