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Posted By: Chris Green
18-Nov-04 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
Subject: RE: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
If we're talking zeitgeist songs how about "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag?" Or going further back, how about the 17th century Civil War song "Babylon"? (in the DT here)

I would tentatively suggest that what we're referring to as 'zeitgeist' songs are now in fact 'nostalgia' songs, which is why the pre-50s are so poorly represented - ie, there are fewer people around who were actually there! :)