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Goose Gander What defines a traditional song? (160* d) RE: What defines a traditional song? 16 Mar 10

"The songs existed, it takes a special kind of conceit to believe they'd have died without the collector."

It's a simple fact, Mr. Glue, that many of these songs would indeed have been forgotten if they had not been collected, transcribed, recorded, etc. And we can all dip into this cultural inheritance, even you. Unless you learned everything in your songbag from family and friends, broadsides, etc.

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