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Posted By: GUEST,Derek Schofield
15-Dec-17 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Jim wrote:
"Well done Derek for going back and reading what Lloyd wrote"
Did you miss the statement which was probably the truest thing anybody ever said about the definition of folk song?
"If 'Little Boxes' and 'The Red Flag' are folk songs. we need a new term to describe 'The Outlandish Knight'. Searching for Lambs' and 'The Coal-owner and the Pitman's Wife'.
Jim Caarroll

Indeed, that is one of my favourite quotes from his book, though not relevant here really. I quoted this passage only this year at one of the Traditional Song Forum meetings. Jim - you should come over to England to one of these meetings some time. Could be an interesting debate!

Derek