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Thread #121629   Message #2657963
Posted By: Phil Edwards
16-Jun-09 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: Do male singers have all the best songs?
Subject: RE: Do male singers have all the best songs?
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...

Cheers! The strange thing is I'd completely forgotten singing that song - I was thinking of that evening the other day & could vividly remember singing something (and where I was sitting, etc) but not what the song was. I must start writing this stuff down again.

Anyway, my experience with trad songs has been the exact opposite of the OP. I've heard (& in some cases tried to sing) lots of songs written from the perspective of the girl who's been seduced/knocked up/abandoned/widowed/all of the above (not necessarily in that order), and very few from the man's perspective - and very few indeed from the perspective of a 48-year-old bloke with a desk job. ("I ne'er would have sat those accountancy exams if I hadn't been ruled by you...") Just sing the songs, I say.