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Thread #162666   Message #3937107
Posted By: GUEST,just another guest
13-Jul-18 - 08:17 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
That was to Jack Campin.

To Brian Peters. Probably mainly "hits of the day, Music Hall, WW1 favourites" But as a kid on the chara' how did I learn some of them?

Ten years later we thought it was a good laugh to sing "While Shepherds Attached to the tune of 'On Ilkley Moor". One of that generation of adults on the coach told us that it was 'traditional'. Since that was pre West Gallery revival I suspect that they knew it from the oral tradition.


I don't see how, as a social practice, it was that much different from comming back from market singing songs that included things that were hits of the day in the pleasure gardens or on broadsheet.

If an interest is in songs in oral tradition why not call it that?