Mudcat Café message #426122 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32425   Message #426122
Posted By: Hawker
26-Mar-01 - 05:36 PM
Thread Name: When your group disagrees wth you...
Subject: RE: When your group disagrees wth you...
Having sung traditional songs for a large part of my 40 years on this earth, it has occurred to me that most songs are of an emotive nature, some of murder, some of disaster, some of abuse, some of rumpy pumpy, illicit or oherwise, some praising the merits of drinking, of whores and of broken hearts, of whaling......... need I go on?
point being that if you allow yourself to be swayed by the desire to please all the people all the time you may end up singing la la la la la la la la la la la (and Po, Tinky winky and Dipsy may even then feel a little left out!!!!)
Sing the songs, be they beautiful or ugly, if they are thought provoking, then all the better, it is up to the listener to judge what is right or wrong in the SONG not in the SINGER!
I'm not offended by songs though some renditions may be described as offensive to the ear!!!!!!
Anybody for a chorus of maids when you're young never wed an old man? (OOOOHHHhh ageist and sexist in one chorus!)