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Thread #162666   Message #3939810
Posted By: The Sandman
27-Jul-18 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
jim, do you agree 3 score and ten was originaly a broadside?and it has improved after the people folk processed it, it is an example of nothing being black and white, you said
or by the efforts of people to show that untalented bad poets (hacks) were the authors of our folk songs rather than those who sang them and passed them on. abad poet was the author and it got improved. another example is gentle annie[stephen foster not badly written] but made more interesting in its australian variant that was folk processed.