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He was a sinful boy, good-hearted but had no soul. His heart was hard and cold like ice - Willie McTell, Dying Crapshooter's Blues

Author Topic: Robert Peeples Lyrics  (Read 348 times)

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Offline Stuart

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Re: Robert Peeples Lyrics
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2021, 06:19:44 PM »
Hi Wax: Thanks for the reply. I think your choice is a very good one with solid reasoning behind it. When trying to understand some of the problematic lines we encounter, I often try to put myself in the place of the artist, if only to get a better idea of how the circumstances under which a song was sung might affect the lyrics--that is, how the pressures of recording in the 20s and 30s when resources and time constraints when making a recording were different from entertaining in a live setting when things were somewhat looser.

 


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