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Thread #8321   Message #51406
Posted By: Bert
30-Dec-98 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: Self righteous prats
Subject: RE: Self righteous prats
I agree with you Joe. I leave out verses or entire songs that could be racially offensive.

It's a fine line sometimes though. I find it OK to sing Congo River with it's line 'Black Sheep breaking the embargo'.

I refuse to sing any of the songs on 'The Exit Visa' (which is a collection of songs that are a British view of Saudi Arabia), funny though they are. I find them offensive.

I change songs according to the audience, I don't feel comfortable singing a 'real' version of Liverpool Judies to some audiences, but it's a good rollicking song so it gets a 'rascal' instead of a 'bastard' here and there.

I just love bawdy songs though and enjoy a get together with a mature group of singers.