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GUEST,Jim Knowledge 1954 and All That - defining folk music (994* d) RE: 1954 and All That - defining folk music 23 Mar 09


I `ad that Minister of Culture in my cab the other day. `e looked well pleased with `imself and `ad a wapping great pile of papers under `is arm.
`e said, "`ouse of Commons, please Jim."
I said, "You look like a cat that`s `ad all the cream. What`s going on , then?"
`e said, "Well, you know all this `owjadoo about our culture dying out.? I`m going to introduce a bill to redress the balance."
I said, " What. You gonna make music and singing in schools part of the old curriculum again, like we `ad years ago?"
`e said, " Nah. We`re gonna fast track it. It`s gonna be illegal for the working man to `ave a telly or computer games. That`ll get `em singing again!!"

Whaddam I Like??

But, seriously though. I`m just looking through a book called Victorian Street Ballads. It `as loads of songs and doggerel they found printed on `andbills and broadsheets from the early 1800`s. Well, you could`ve knocked me down with a feather. `undreds of `em are what we sing in our band and we`ve always reckoned they`re folk songs. After `aving read all the stuff above I don`t know whether I`m on me `ead or me `eels. Cop an eyeful of this list below for starters.

Riggs of the Times
We`re All Jolly Felows That Follows The Plough.
Hop Picking In Kent
My Father Kept A Horse
Miles Weatherill ( I got Nick Jones doing that one)
Female Transport
Tarpaulin Jacket ( `e asks to be wrapped up in it when `e dies)
Polly Perkins
I Likes A Drop Of Good Beer
Free And Easy
Old Horse (this is the one with `edges , ditches, etc.)
Massa`s In The Cold Cold Ground


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