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Linda Mattson Traditional songs re. homosexuality (70* d) RE: Traditional songs re. homosexuality 26 Mar 05


I don't know of any trad homosexual songs, but think that they exist or existed, but were probably censored over the years.

I had a conversation with Bob Copper years ago, asking why his family didn't have any "bawdy" songs in their collection. He said that his mother (or was it his grandmother, not sure) had forbidden the writing down of songs with bawdy lyrics in the family's songbooks.

Bob said that his mother (or grandmother) really looked down on the singing of this type of song in their house. He said these songs were sung in the pub, and this was one reason women didn't go to pubs, or didn't feel comfortable with the idea of going to pubs. (Another reason is because pubs were physically very dirty, and the women did the washing.)

-Linda



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