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Kent Davis School:What did you learn about Folk? (77* d) RE: School:What did you learn about Folk? 03 Sep 10

Besides the folk songs listed in my post of August 20 (above), we also sang:

Red River Valley
O Shenandoah
I Gave My Love a Cherry
Billy Boy

We studied some Child ballads in Jr. High or High School (Southern West Virginia, '72-'77), but they were presented as poetry rather than as song. We read "Lord Randall" (#12), "Edward" (#13), and "Sir Patrick Spens" (58) as examples of English Renaissance poetry. Meanwhile, folklorists were collecting some of the same songs as part of a living Appalachian tradition.      


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