Mudcat Café message #3944044 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: GUEST,jag
15-Aug-18 - 06:09 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
What is the evidence that any named folks songs or their tunes that date from from before the time of the late 19th century collectors where created by 'the people'?

Evidence. Not backwards extrapolation.