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Thread #162666   Message #3939814
Posted By: Vic Smith
27-Jul-18 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
The Weaver (continued from the post of Dick's that separates mine)
Now there are two questions arising in my mind from these song notes:-

1] "It has not been reported from oral tradition elsewhere, but a ten-stanza version appears in the nineteenth-century Jones-Conklin manuscript of an American sailor which Kenneth S. Goldstein is preparing for publication." Did this 'preparation' ever reach conclusion? It is not mentioned under 'Publishing and Recordings' in Goldstein's Wikipedia entry

2] The song apparently dates from the pre-industrial era when handleom weavers travelled from town to town Is there any evidence for this 'apparent date' as modern scholarship would require?

I also put an * by the title of this book. This was because I wanted to make a rather more frivilous comment -
When Canadian singers were introducing songs learned from this book, did they say "Here's a song I learned from the Canadian Book of Penguin Folk songs" just as the introduction of songs from its sister publication of English songs - the Vaughan Williams/Lloyd book - caused thousands of folk club audiences to groan?