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Posted By: Jim Carroll
02-Nov-17 - 01:34 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
I don't think this explains much Jack
If Irish people composed their own songs, why not Brits?
If sections of the British population composed songs, why not all of them
Where did the knowledge and faamilirity come from among poor, urban-based writers (those are the ones Roud goes into)
Our knowledge dates only to the turn of the century when the traditions were very much on the wane
Jim Carroll