Mudcat Café message #2984137 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Goose Gander
10-Sep-10 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
Subject: RE: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
But she didn't simply decide at age 45 to become a ballad singer, learn some songs, and claim authenticity. She grew up singing, and around singing. Like many other traditional singers she learned songs from a variety of sources, I don't dispute that.