Mudcat Café message #2983840 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131826   Message #2983840
Posted By: The Sandman
10-Sep-10 - 08:01 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
Subject: RE: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
furthemore the a good proportion of those songs in a traditional singers repertoire were originally broadsheets[ printed material]and someone would have had to have read them, for them to have been passed on, in the first place, that is before they were orally transmitted