Mudcat Café message #2360188 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111849   Message #2360188
Posted By: Ythanside
07-Jun-08 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: Nice Compliments that you have had
Subject: RE: Nice Compliments that you have had
An old guy stopped me to say that my rendition of the song I'd just performed had been his grandfather's favourite party piece, and that he'd not heard it sung so well for almost fifty years. I enjoyed the buzz so much that I couldn't bring myself to spoil it by telling him that I'd written the melody and lyrics a mere few months earlier.

The nicest back-handed compliment I've had was from a group of WWII veterans who loved an army song I'd published, but insisted that I couldn't possibly have written it as I had never been in any branch of the military.