Mudcat Café message #52026 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8321   Message #52026
Posted By: Kris
05-Jan-99 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: Self righteous prats
Subject: RE: Self righteous prats
Strange interlude back there! Still, each to their own I suppose...Anyway - to put all mud(pie)slinging behind ...

How does everyone feel about changing lyrics according to the gender of the singer? I can never quite decide. On the one hand it feels a bit odd for me to sing a love-song about a woman (not that there's anything wrong..). But on the other hand substituting a male name can just feel stupid, and would it jarr on people who know the real lyrics and are mentally (or actually) singing along? I am sort of beginning to lean toward the idea that singing the song is a bit like acting the part - hence doesn't have to be realistic for me personally. Does anyone else squirm about such things, or is it just me?

Kris Kris