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Thread #162666   Message #3944608
Posted By: Jim Carroll
17-Aug-18 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Incidently
" And he does so in tones which, for me, tend to belittle the tastes of our ancestors"
The greatest belittling of our ancestors is to suggest, as you (and far too many others) do is to suggest they are not intelligent enough to distinguish one type of song from another
Since when has defining something had anything to do with "taste" - you can't like a definition into existence - a thing is what it is
Jim Carroll