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Thread #162666   Message #3936921
Posted By: The Sandman
12-Jul-18 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Music hall 'folk humour (sic) is designed to poke fun at the folk rather than represent them honestly"
generalising again, the following Music hall songs, in these hard times, the houses in between,theyre moving fathers grave to build a sewer,my old man, moving day. Do NOT poke fun at the folk but represent them honestly.
Jim, please stop talking poppycock. Folk songs are not unique in being not created for profit .Icould give you examples of country songs that were not produced for profit, you may find this hard to believe but it happens to be true, blackwaters, jean ritchie,dark as a dungeon merle travis.and Johnny Paycheck became one of the strongest voices for labor unions with his song “Take This Job And Shove It,” even showing up to labor protests and defiantly singing the song in support of the unionizers. Loretta Lynn’s “The Pill” and “Rated X” supported sexual freedom for women.
Jim you are over simplifying and generalisng again