Mudcat Café message #3938055 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Jack Campin
18-Jul-18 - 03:42 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
But bothy ballads/cornkisters were committed to paper very early on, and those paper sources were used.

I doubt many people could memorize "The Pirn-Taed Jockie" without seeing it written down, any more than you could learn one of Zosimus's similar productions in Ireland.