Mudcat Café message #692893 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46582   Message #692893
Posted By: harvey andrews
18-Apr-02 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: Songs you're fed up with playing/hearing
Subject: RE: BS: Songs you're fed up with playing/hearing
Interesting how this thread features songs that the folks like so much.Why does success equal failure to so many?
However, here's my pet groan. I must preface it by saying the writer is one of the all time greats and I have nothing against the song per was said earlier in the thread it's the way it's sung, so;
"The band played Waltzing Matilda"
It gets me to the loo faster than an emetic when a floor singer gets up at a folk club and announces that they intend to perform it. There is a British folk club curse on certain songs that ensures that the singer sings them slower and slower as each chorus goes by."Matilda" is a long song but believe me I've heard it go at the pace of an elephant plodding up Everest, and if I'm following the singer I have to cut at least one song from my set! And then I find myself playing my first song so fast to wake everybody up that smoke comes from my fingers.This is not the only song that suffers from lack of pace, but it's certainly the most often performed in my experience.