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Thread #162666   Message #3899129
Posted By: Steve Gardham
12-Jan-18 - 01:24 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
'Workers working under the pressure the hacks were would have had neither the time, inclination or resources to do that' (JC) You've now said this at least 4 times. Where did you get this information? The broadside writers were under equally the same pressure as the rural poor, i.e., putting bread on the table and beer in their bellies.

The resources have been listed numerous times.

FACT, once again the earliest manifestation of our southern English folk song corpus that first appeared on cheap print 89%. Do you realise that whatever percentage you think actually originated on broadsides (ranging from don't know, to none) you are condemning out of hand as crap?

Here again for the umpteenth time 'the fact that, like any other genre, there was a wide range of subject, quality, sources, inspiration used to produce the matter that appeared on street literature.' (SG from a few posts above.)