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Posted By: Waddon Pete
07-Jan-08 - 04:30 AM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Book of lesser known trad. songs?
Subject: RE: Songbooks: Book of lesser known trad. songs?
That sounds intriguing, Jim. What's the story?

What came to my mind earlier was the singer of folksongs who, in a bid to be unique, trawls through the books and chooses songs that have fallen into obscurity! (....usually for a good reason!!)

Quite often, however, a set of words with a dodgy tune can be matched with a tune that is linked to dodgy words and a masterpiece is born. Ballad writers in days of yore did it all the time!

Best wishes,

Peter