Mudcat Café message #692809 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46582   Message #692809
Posted By: KingBrilliant
18-Apr-02 - 10:12 AM
Thread Name: Songs you're fed up with playing/hearing
Subject: RE: BS: Songs you're fed up with playing/hearing
So why do people do that thing (in S of L and loads of other songs) where they distort the natural syllables to fit a standard unchanging melody line & phrasing for each verse - why not attack it the other way around & adjust the melody/phrasing appropriately for that line?
One wouldn't say "carrier bags" with 5 syllables, so why on earth would anyone sing it that way?
Kris