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Posted By: Johnny J
20-Nov-17 - 01:40 PM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
In the many cases, the poet will probably know the poem "off by heart".
Not necessarily so the singer although they mays till use the song sheet as a prop even when they don't really need to do so.

Quite often, lecturers and speakers will quote from a book or written material because it adds more authority and the audience are less likely to think that he or she is just making it up.