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Doctor John Distortion of History in Folk Song (62* d) Distortion of History in Folk Song 18 Jul 00


The thread on the Tolpuddle festival got me thinking of this. I suppose in a sense all history is distorted, even for the best of reasons perhaps by trying to judge the past by the standards of the present. Leon Rosselson's "World Turned Upside Down" is an example (read the book by the same title by Christopher Hill to see) and the many songs about the not very Scottish and not very bonnie Bonnie Prince Charlie are another. Any other examples. Dr John (not a member of the Richard lll Society)


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