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Posted By: Steve Gardham
11-Jan-18 - 03:03 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
The ballad writers in all centuries took their inspiration from a wide range of sources, folk tales, higher literature, newspapers, gossip, pub talk, other broadside ballads, etc., but heavily sprinkled with their own imaginations and creative abilities. (list not definitive).