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Thread #162666   Message #3939333
Posted By: Jack Campin
25-Jul-18 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
singers and storytellers mistrusted the printed texts and only used them to supplement oral ones - we have several examples of that from both singers singers and storytellers

You could say the same about the Masons - for them the important stuff stays unwritten. Doesn't make them any less literate.