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Thread #162666   Message #3898432
Posted By: Steve Gardham
09-Jan-18 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Jim's 4 questions answered.

1) why is it so impossible to accept that rural people wrote rural songs about rural subjects - likewise seamen, or soldiers....?

It isn't! We keep stating that rural people (and soldiers and seamen)
did write rural songs and indeed we have given plenty of good examples of what they wrote. More if you wish.