Mudcat Café message #3897894 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162666   Message #3897894
Posted By: Jim Carroll
07-Jan-18 - 09:32 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
" hardly a 'single source'."
Up to now it's been 95 to 100% from print
"ploughlads, weavers, farm hands seamen, hard-up poets"
That is what you dismissed as romantic nonsense after the MacColl statement - do I sense a retreat ?
pleasure gardens, theatres, Music Hall, glee clubs,parlour songs, etc.,
These are pop songs and have never been counted as 'folk' until now
"As I said - you and yours would rob folk song of its unique nature by making it a commercial product"
Jim Carroll