Mudcat Café message #313596 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
06-Oct-00 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: Is Tom Paxton a folkie?
Subject: RE: Is Tom Paxton a folkie?
Apart from songs I wrote myself, virtually any song I sing will be one I first heard someone sing live, and that I liked enough to chase up the words, and maybe make uopmthe ones that I couldn't find. And I don't think I'm in any way unusual in this respect.

I call that an oral tradition. And some of the songs might be hundreds of years in the making, and some might have been written last week.