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Posted By: GUEST,just another guest
13-Jul-18 - 08:28 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
My point is that if one can't identify what in the repertoire originated amongst 'the folk' and that Roud and other show that a lot of what was collected from the oral tradition came from elsewhere why not, as in my last post, regard it as 'songs passed on in an oral tradition'. It doesn't stop ethnousicologists picking it apart.