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Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
23-Jul-18 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Thanks for your reply, Steve. I wasn't thinking about bawdiness, (I think that might be what you mean by 'meaty', but about aspects of delivery after a pint or two, or whatever poison took their choice, would it have been louder, faster, more gestured, interactive, passionate, more rhythmical, more improvisational flourishes in melody (of the sort A L Lloyd sometimes threw in), for example. Just thinking about the differences between sober and tipsy singing I observe today. Not to mention presumably a desire to allow the person taking it down to take it down.