Mudcat Café message #1883330 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96348   Message #1883330
Posted By: catspaw49
11-Nov-06 - 04:04 PM
Thread Name: Why do our songs last so long ?
Subject: RE: Why do our songs last so long ?
Yeah Bev and Jerry...........Not to put too fine a point on it but there aren't any folk songs less than 50 years old. Maybe its 40 or 60 or 35 or 75.....I dunno'.......But to be a folk song the firsat requirement is that it is taken up by others and the second is that it has to withstand the test of time. There are no "new" folk songs. Some new songs may become folk songs but only those two things above can tell us. You can't "create" or write a folk song, it creates itself.