Mudcat Café message #2720336 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123472   Message #2720336
Posted By: MGM·Lion
09-Sep-09 - 11:13 PM
Thread Name: The Folk Process
Subject: RE: The Folk Process
At the beginning of the inlay notes to a record I made 20 years ago [Butter&Cheese&All Brewhouse BH8904], I wrote: "All these songs are traditional, but I suspect that every one will have been more or less consciously modified from original sources in the course of making them my own."

Surely we all do that. I ask, genuinely and with humility, whether this makes me part of the Folk Process. For the record, another revival singer, more distinguished by far than me, Cyril Tawney, was taken by my rendering of one of my songs, 'The Magdalene Green', and included it, duly acknowledged, and in precisely, word-for-word, my 'made·my·own' version, on his next cassette.