Mudcat Café message #566549 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32975   Message #566549
Posted By: Crane Driver
06-Oct-01 - 11:56 PM
Thread Name: Original =Best Songs?
Subject: RE: BS: Original =Best Songs?
Any song that still means something after 200 years has got to have something going for it. I've written a (very) few songs, sing a few modern ones, but mostly trad. I don't think I can judge my own songs - it would only be if someone else wanted to sing one that I would know that it had "worked". I'm still waiting.

A song isn't a folksong until someone other than the original writer starts singing it. (that's not intended as a definition of "folksong").

So we who interpret other people's songs are a vital part of the folk process.

Scary or what?