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Thread #162666   Message #3935314
Posted By: Steve Gardham
04-Jul-18 - 06:17 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
The Roud Indexes are tools for finding information. Like Child's work in ESPB they are inclusive rather than exclusive. They do not follow any debatable or proscribed definitions. They deal in published and unpublished collections of songs that someone has nominated as 'folk songs' in the English language. Despite what one person has stated, we all who are interested use these indexes and are deeply grateful for them. We can disagree as to what should or should not be included but that would not diminish their usefulness.