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Thread #162666   Message #3897984
Posted By: Steve Gardham
07-Jan-18 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
'very reliable source (1961)'. Peter Kennedy and/or Alan Lomax to Harry Cox's version in the Folk Songs of Britain Caedmon series. I have no idea what Australian folklorists had to say. I can only imagine.

'I do wish......' I don't have a problem with any of that, Richard.

Regarding the 'real encounter' possibility, all I can say is that I have a large collection of songs from all sorts of sources that include sexual euphemisms and I can't think of one that might be based on a real encounter.

BTW, Jim, on the same subject can you please direct me to the page in the book that claims that Bert and Ewan introduced bawdy songs into the folk repertoire? I must have missed that one.