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Posted By: Jim Carroll
28-Jun-18 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
If it's my comment you are talking about you need to say why it is, and not throw stones at it
I don't think the book purports to be anything other than popular songs that people sand rather than those they made themselves
Even Steve gardham said that the overwhelming majority of them were made for money like today's pop songs

If people believe that to be the case, they owe the tradition and those who work in it the duty to justify it (as we do Walter who firmly discriminated between the songs he sang
Call that "silly" if you like
Jim Carroll