Mudcat Café message #3984479 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2224   Message #3984479
Posted By: Jim Carroll
25-Mar-19 - 03:27 AM
Thread Name: What is a Folk Song?
Subject: RE: What is a Folk Song?
"putting a finger in their ear"
Cupping the hand over the ear to assist a singer hold the tune is one of the oldest singing techniques on record - muzzins singing from thee top of mosques still use it traditionally
It has been reduced to 'finger-in-ear' as an insult against those who take the act of singing seriously - usually by those who can't hold a tune themselves
Jim Carroll