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Posted By: GUEST,Guest
30-Aug-18 - 02:50 PM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
Phillips Barry, quoted in A L Lloyd's 'Folk Song in England':

'The fieldworker knows that the ballad is a living organism, tune and text together, the spirit and the body. When the spirit is gone, what is left is a dead thing.'