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Thread #162666   Message #3898140
Posted By: Steve Gardham
08-Jan-18 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Second go.
Of course Richard is right. I hereby promise to stop throwing back Jim's arrows.

IMO the only way I can see forward is to take examples of folk songs, as suggested several times, and look at what we know about their evolution. I will start with the interesting further info I have on 'Maids of Australia' and then move on to Uncle Walter's folksong repertoire which his grandfather got from broadsides.

Snail, I humbly and sincerely apologise for being patronising to you.
And yes, Steve is a much more agreeable person. I shall try to emulate him in the future.