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Santa Folk Music for the Middle Class (56* d) RE: Folklore: Folk Music for the Middle Class 20 Sep 07

So folk music is all about the working class singing about themselves or indulging in class warfare?   Obviously not enough copies of Childs ballads around - or unopened.

Away from the ballads, there are folk songs about the middle classes - think of all the tailors, millers, sea captains and farmers. Not all are derogatory. Isn't Bold Johnson about a butcher? Doesn't one heroine dash away with the calico printer's clerk?

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