Mudcat Café message #3177046 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3177046
Posted By: Bert
27-Jun-11 - 06:11 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
...then intoning...some self-penned piece which may have meant something to him but..... I wonder if I've missed something...

Yup you sure did. You missed the fact that when most of us started, we couldn't sing worth a damn.

You missed the fact that most of the singers who were collected a hundred or so years ago started like that.

You missed the fact that all traditional songs were once self penned pieces.

You missed the fact that if we don't listen to new self penned pieces then the tradition will certainly die.