Mudcat Café message #3936902 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162666   Message #3936902
Posted By: Lighter
12-Jul-18 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
> And maybe were never intended to be.

You beat me to it, Jack.

Strictly speaking, if a broadside doesn't prescribe a tune we can't be sure that the verses were intended - necessarily - to be sung.