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Posted By: Steve Gardham
01-Oct-17 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
I think you need to explain that last comment for the benefit of the uninitiated, Brian.

Price and Martin Parker occasionally parodied each other's work and I have evidence that they sometimes borrowed stanzas from tradition and from earlier ballads, but the vast majority of their output appears to have been original.