Mudcat Café message #105459 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12964   Message #105459
Posted By: Allan C.
16-Aug-99 - 08:52 AM
Thread Name: Help: Personal Songbook question
Subject: RE: Help: Personal Song Book question
Sail, the categories are purely subjective. I might have a category for BADMAN BALLADS but another for songs about MURDERS, whereas you might want to lump them all under songs about HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS. Maybe a look at some published collections such as Lomax could give you some ideas. Also, take a look at the notes at the bottom of the songs posted in the DT. Personally, I really like the idea of categories rather than alphabetical divisions. Alpha ordering becomes quite difficult when you want to keep a couple of different versions of the same song: "There Is A Ship", "The Water Is Wide", "Waly, Waly 2"; you see the problem. Besides, often I can't readily think of the name of the song I seek. Being able to look for it by browsing through LOVE SONGS AND LAMENTS could speed things up a bit.