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Thread #162666   Message #3944631
Posted By: Jim Carroll
17-Aug-18 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"Red Flag uses a folk tune, so why are the lyrics not a Folk Song"
Known author, established and unchanged text, no indications it passed into the oral tradition, has never been accepted as a 'folk song' - no more traditional than Happy Birthday to you' or 'God Save the Queen' or 'The lord's Prayer' or 23 Psalm - all sung regularly
Jim Carroll