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Thread #166098   Message #3991752
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
11-May-19 - 02:21 AM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
I have never been one for poetry. I like a good tale and something well written but I could never enthuse over poems like some people did. Until I was introduced to Peter Bellamy's songs putting Kipling's words to music. That really brought the poems to life for me. I guess most ballads may have the same effect.

What has this got to do with anything? Well, for me, neither the words nor the music are more important. It is a combination of the two that does it.

BTW, are the "Barrack Room Ballads" really ballads?