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Posted By: Steve Gardham
24-Jun-12 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 3
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 3
Absolutely, Q. I never suggested or thought otherwise. Several burlesques of serious ballads have reverted back to being a serious song in oral tradition, Lord Lovell, Billy Taylor, etc. Also I wasn't suggesting the songs' origins were in burlesque. This meaning of 'burlesque' implies a serious song as the origin, just as you can't write a parody without having something to parody in the first place.