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Thread #121629   Message #2657813
Posted By: Spleen Cringe
16-Jun-09 - 12:22 PM
Thread Name: Do male singers have all the best songs?
Subject: RE: Do male singers have all the best songs?
There are loads of traditional songs from the female perspective including many of the best ones (okay... my favourite ones). As traditional songs tend, on the whole not to be confessional, the singer takes the role of narrator/storyteller. In that case, it matters little what the gender of the singer is.

Tommorrow, at the Beech in Chorlton (8pm on the nose, popchums!), we will no doubt see some fine examples of folktastic gender bending. In the recent past this has included Pip Radish singing "the Bonnie Boy" which he does remarkably well for a man not prone to slipping into a frock...