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Thread #162666   Message #3879503
Posted By: Jim Carroll
30-Sep-17 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
You seem to be referring to the big ballads in your last statement.
Nope - I'm referring to our finely crafted traditional songs
As our knowledge of the oral tradition onLy dates as far as the beginning of the twentieth century - anything before that is a guess and way out of the reach of definitive statements
A "broadside hack" was a derogatory term for a bad poet not a reference to the language of the time
Jim Carroll