Mudcat Café message #228558 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: GUEST,Elmore Jenkins
15-May-00 - 11:55 PM
Thread Name: Shenandoah and free melodies
Subject: RE: Shenandoah and free melodies
Just cruising through, hope you don't mind a thought--this song, and many other popular folk songs became familiar through performce by classical artists, like Paul Robeson, who performed classical arrangements, not folk arrangements. Always have been curious what the first collectors really heard, because a lot of evened melodies out and ironed them flat, too!