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Posted By: Steve Gardham
13-Dec-17 - 03:17 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"But he was the exception rather than the rule."
Precisely, Jon. The exact point I keep making.

On a slightly different note I'm sure you are fully aware, some of the songs in your own family repertoire are glee songs from the 19th century glee clubs, the classic examples being 'Spring Glee' and 'Dame Durden', both of which I have sung in the past directly from your family repertoire.

Also songs like 'Warlike Seamen' were originally written by the captain involved in the battle, but Phil was a member of the landed gentry. How his song came to be in the repertoires of many people and was printed in greatly differing forms on broadsides is anyone's guess.