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Posted By: Steve Gardham
08-Jan-18 - 10:49 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Translated into what we have been discussing here, The Banks of the Sweet Primroses, one of your favourite folksongs, more than likely originated in some pastoral theatre production and first hit the streets as a broadside. Phil tanner's wonderfully performed 4 verses are almost verbatim the version printed uniformly by hundreds of printers around the country.