Mudcat Café message #2983948 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131826   Message #2983948
Posted By: dick greenhaus
10-Sep-10 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
Subject: RE: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
"We do not know for certain that ANY traditional song originated on a broadside; some have suggested that they might have, but we have no way at all of knowing where our songs originated (except those that bear a writers name)."
On those that bear a writer's name, we have Cindy (Pete Seeger), Yankee Doodle (Oscar Brand) nd many, many, more