Mudcat Café message #2984081 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Goose Gander
10-Sep-10 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
Subject: RE: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
Cap'n - "found on broadsides" does not necessarily equate with 'originated on broadsides', anyway it's not where the song came from but what happened to it that makes it a folksong. And who's to say that broadside writers were not 'of the people'?