Mudcat Café message #3105532 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #47889   Message #3105532
Posted By: Lighter
02-Mar-11 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fiddler's Green
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Fiddler's Green
A bunch of us pedants were sitting around the warm glow of our monitors discussing this song.

Here's my question, and it is in *no way* intended as a put-down, a criticism, or anything else snide, threatening, or negative. People who like this song should be commended for their good taste.

What I'd like to know is what makes people like it so much. I mean, not many of the singers are fishermen who expect to wind up in Fiddler's Green.

It's probably a hard question to answer, but I'd be interested in what Mudcatters think about it.

Not enough attention is paid to what songs *mean to the people who sing them.*