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Thread #162666   Message #3945771
Posted By: GUEST,jag
23-Aug-18 - 03:10 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
If a ploughman wrote a number of songs that became known beyond his village then his name might pass into the historical record as a songwriter rather than as a ploughman.

Often we have to happen across a journalistic piece about a modern day singer or songwriter to find out what they do/did as a day job.