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Posted By: Jim Carroll
25-Aug-18 - 11:31 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Just escaped form Dublin before the Pope arrived

"Turning to 'Cupid the Pretty Ploughboy', as sung by Pardon,
First off it has a change from first to third person, which makes it unusual,"
WWho on earth told you that ?
It's one of the common devices in folk song making
I have not been vitioloc not have I been insulting (unless you regard contradicting wht I elieve t be wrong - I know at least one of you who does
Wlater's 'Cupid' is pretty obviouly a broadsing but despite that, he is skill made it into a half-decent song