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Thread #162666   Message #3888011
Posted By: Jim Carroll
11-Nov-17 - 08:44 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
" This isn?t to deny that oral transmission was key in disseminating folk songs around a community in which few people could read, but the fact remains that the material was just as likely to have first slipped into the village on a piece of paper rather than on the tip of someone?s tongue."
I hope the authors and their support are happy to see the credit for making these songs gradually being eased away from working people 'the folk' and handed over to notoriously bad poets - without a shred of proof of who actually made them.
Based on the amount of evidence they have presented to back up their claims, i find it utterly irresponsible
Jim Carroll