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Thread #162666   Message #3884980
Posted By: Jim Carroll
27-Oct-17 - 05:15 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"but know then that you are alone in your very narrow view of opposing what the world and his wife think is folksong!"
Sorry missed this
Don't you have any books at home?
How did they all get it so wrong when they attributd folk songs to "the folk"
Tht eejit, Frankie Child, what was he thinking of when he entitled his ballads "popular" - ie of the people
I suggest that the loneliest people on the planet are those who can't come up for a definition of their discipline and have to invent their own private one
You said you had no problems with the '54 definition - where does your pick-'n-mix selection fit in with that?
Jim Carroll