Mudcat Café message #3991290 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166098   Message #3991290
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
07-May-19 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
I've been down in the kitchen waiting for a full kettle to boil...

So I asked Alexa to play track "Tam Lin"
She immediately obliged with the Fairports from "Liege & Lief"...

Yeah.. that was good..
.. My attention was automatically drawn to the lead guitar,
though the singing was a fine supporting accompaniment.
Guitar and voice working together to make this a classic recording...
But apart from the occasional word popping out over the arrangement,
she might just as well have been singing backwards or in Russian to my ears...

The music appeals and means more to my emotions than the words...

Maybe that's just my individual relationship with folk songs,
Maybe there's also many more folks like me...?????