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GUEST,Pseudonymous The current state of folk music in UK (1934* d) RE: The current state of folk music in UK 27 Oct 19

'Folk forms': presumably Jim means *British* folk forms or some such?

In fact, even the cheapest seats at Shakespeare's theatres would have excluded 'the sweepings' if by that is meant the poorest in London. Might be useful to read some proper social history instead of trying to learn about it via 'folk songs'.

Also, I think current thinking is that Barbara Allen was originally composed as a commercial piece.

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