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Posted By: Lighter
08-Jan-18 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Evidently "The Coal-Owner" appeared - as a poem only - in an old paper and Lloyd added a tune of his own.

Folksong? Or what?

Unless content is to be thought of as a defining element, my judgment is that the song is no more than forgotten ephemeral verses, in a popular style, set to music by a researcher generations later.

Its inherent relationship to "traditional song" would thus seem to be stylistic only.