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Thread #162666   Message #3880071
Posted By: Steve Gardham
03-Oct-17 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
>>>>>- back it up with facts or withdraw it.<<<<<

That's absurd, Jim, and you must know it. Your own standpoint that the songs were created by ploughboys and dairymaids, nymphs and shepherds, can you back this up with one shred of evidence when applied to published English traditional song? The last time you attempted this one of them turned out to be an American whaling song adapted by Bert!