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Posted By: Lighter
10-Jan-18 - 09:37 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
> The significance to me of folk songs is their staying-power.


I take it you mean "without outside assistance."

A tiny proportion of pop songs and "art songs" have also shown great staying power - though helped along by marketing, star performers, and elaborate musical arrangements.