Mudcat Café message #3900741 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163465   Message #3900741
Posted By: GUEST,Sol
20-Jan-18 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: 'Owned' songs
Subject: RE: 'Owned' songs
My view: There are millions of songs that you can sing. Why would you want to choose a song that is recognised as a being a cornerstone of another member's repertoire? I don't think that's cricket, old boy. Different if you are in a strange club and sing a song without knowledge of it being on a local member's song list.
I recall an incomer to a folk circle I used to frequent who would literally 'steal' all the other singers' big songs and without shame would perform them in their presence. A very unpopular performer for obvious reasons. Fortunately the culprit moved on much to the delight of the company.