Mudcat Café message #1957373 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98509   Message #1957373
Posted By: Alec
04-Feb-07 - 08:48 AM
Thread Name: Folk Process - is it dead?
Subject: RE: Folk Process - is it dead?
Much as we all carry the DNA of our parents,a song could be said to carry the "DNA" of its "parents" also,so I would say the example you cite IS a new song in its own right but is a "child" of the original.
It also has the potential,given time, to become a traditional song in its own right.
This is all part & parcel of the Folk process.