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GUEST,just another guest New Book: Folk Song in England (2094* d) RE: New Book: Folk Song in England 09 Jan 18


On the other side of things, in the chapter on "The singing habits of sailors and soldiers", Roud quotes Herman Melville's (fictionalised, but presumably first-hand) account of Liverpool:

"But one of the most curious features of the scene was the numnber of sailor ballad-singers, who after singing their verses, hand you a printed copy, and beg you to buy... ... he composed many of his own verses, and had them printed on his own account" (Melville)

My Kindle says I am 65% of the way though the book, but there is not much of what seems contentious in this discussion that has not been touched on.


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