Mudcat Café message #3937427 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162666   Message #3937427
Posted By: Jack Campin
15-Jul-18 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
There are several thorough anthologies of mediaeval songs - Sidgwick and Chambers, Davies, Dobson and Harrison. The form was international: you get the same complex arrangements of short lines in long stanzas in every written language in Europe, and tunes were shared internationally. This is nothing like anybody's folk idiom.