WeenieCampbell.com

Country Blues => Country Blues Lyrics => Topic started by: Brennan on May 30, 2020, 05:28:02 PM

Title: Floating Verses
Post by: Brennan on May 30, 2020, 05:28:02 PM
Many articles, books, posts, etc characterize verses as "floating" or "stock" verses.

But is there any good repository of floating verses?

Many of them are obvious to even a casual listener, but has anyone compiled a good database of floating/stock verses?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Floating Verses
Post by: Stuart on May 30, 2020, 10:02:17 PM
Not that I know of, but Michael Taft's concordance might yield some leads if you know what you're after:

http://konkordans.se/Dylan61/mainwebsite_html/michael%20taft,%20blues%20anthology.txt.WebConcordance/framconc.htm
Title: Re: Floating Verses
Post by: Johnm on May 30, 2020, 10:34:50 PM
Hi Brennan,
It isn't exactly what you described but you might find the following thread on "The Earliest Appearance of Archetypal Blues Lyrics" interesting:  https://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=6031.msg48202#msg48202

All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: Floating Verses
Post by: Brennan on May 31, 2020, 02:43:30 PM
Thanks!  I have seen the Taft concordance (definitely a good source) but missed the "The Earliest Appearances of Archetypal Lyric Phrases" thread.
SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2020, SimplePortal