Mudcat Café message #2068131 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102174   Message #2068131
Posted By: Ythanside
04-Jun-07 - 10:11 AM
Thread Name: Worst Folk Song Ever?
Subject: RE: Worst Folk Song Ever?
ANYTHING you've heard sung by others more than fifty times in the previous year(if you're still singing it yourself then it's among the best ever written, of course). Don't blame the song, though, when you've reached your own saturation point, as it surely has some quality that makes it so popular. A few of these surface again years or decades later and sound just fine to a whole new generation. The now much-despised and decried 'Wild Rover', a favourite of my own grandfather in his youth, brought thousands of converts into the fold in the 1960s. But that's folk music. Thankfully.