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GUEST,Toots Lyr Req: Waters of Tyne (28) Waters of Tyne 24 Apr 03


I`ve just arrived back from Durham folk club, and a grand night it was. A young lady asked me where she might find the words to the above song. Two of us replied, oh, we,`ve got them at home. I said, look at Mudcat, you can`t fall off, but I`m wrong. Having looked at the lyrics you have, which I have to say are not a million miles out, I`m still appalled at the lack of respect for regional words. If you can`t be bothered to get it right, don`t insult us that try. I`m a member of a well respected group of folk that are trying to maintain our traditions, not diminish them. I`m now concerned that this young woman will learn the version that you have in your database, and think it is from the Tyne, when in fact, the Campbells didn`t quite get it right. I`m agreat follower of Mudcat and admire what you`ve done, but this has shown me that obsevasions of regions, can be so very important.


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