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Jim Carroll Are racist, but traditional, songs OK? (319* d) RE: Are racist, but traditional, songs OK? 30 May 20

MacColl and Seeger sang fascinating British and American variants of @Sir Hugh' on the 'Long Harvest' and made it clear in the notes the reason why they did so and why they wouldn't sing it elsewhere
I'm in a similar position with my Irish Child Ballad project - I've located several excellent versions that were taken to the US and Canada early in the 20th century from Ireland
I have yet to decide whether to try to find a singer to sing them or to leave them in print
On of the most powerful versions of this Ballad can be heard sung by Cecilia Costello, whose father brought it to England from Ballinasloe, County Galway
I used to shun Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice' until I saw Al Pacino's exelent filmed production of it a few years ago
I came to realise that, presented a certain way, these stories could carry a powerful message for today

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