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Thread #162666   Message #3881411
Posted By: Vic Smith
10-Oct-17 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Steve wrote:-
...the likes of Sharp would have wanted the songs to have a universal appeal in order to sell books which would exclude many songs with a local flavour.

Interestingly, The broadside printers seemed to have the opposite approach; they seemed to want place names to relate to their particular area to increase their local appeal.

In the various Van Diemans Land printings, how many different towns did "Poor Tom Brown" come from?