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Posted By: GUEST,uniformitarianist
04-Nov-17 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Do those who make an academic study of these things have anything similar to the geologists concept of "uniformitarianism"?

If so the recent evidence that those at the 'humblest' levels of society do write songs allows us to ask "do we have any evidence that 'ploughboys, milkmaids, weavers, etc, ' didn't write songs?" rather than having a strict requirement for evidence that they did.