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Thread #57624   Message #3406474
Posted By: Charley Noble
17-Sep-12 - 08:21 PM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
"I was just listening to a recording of Pete Seeger singing the Leadbelly song Ain't It a Shame (to beat your wife on Sunday). It's certainly an interesting song, but I can't bring myself to sing it. I wonder how Pete did."

The New Lost City Ramblers also covered that song. I certainly enjoyed singing it in college but I can't imagine leading that song in concert now except with prefacing remarks about the kind of insensitive songs many of us sang when we were young.

If you sing a song you don't believe in, don't blame it on the song.

Charley Noble