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Thread #162666   Message #3898389
Posted By: Jack Campin
09-Jan-18 - 12:35 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
We are not talking about Urban dwellers Vic, we are talking about specific tradesmen who are (as you said yourself) working under high pressure to earn a living

Their output of poetry shows their limited skills as most of it is unsingable

Like Robert Tannahill? As urban proletarian as you can get.

Scottish and Irish rural singers (Travellers included) seem to have managed to sing his output without much of a problem.