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GUEST,SteveG 'Authentic' new 'old folk songs' (43) RE: 'Authentic' new 'old folk songs' 26 Nov 11


2 Yorkshire examples.

Many times Keith Marsden's 'Bring us a Barrel' has been mistaken for a much earlier song.

I was recording a traditional West Sheffield singer about 6 years ago when he launched into a song I hadn't heard before called 'The Loud Auctioneer' about a farmer attending the auction of all his stock after going bankrupt. It blew me away but I neglected at the time to get the background on it. Excitedly I rang another retired farmer/singer from another part of the county. I described the song to him. His response, 'Ah can give yer chapter an' voss on that. Ah wrote it!'


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