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GUEST,Neil Comer Help: Oral Tradition (47) Oral Tradition 12 Mar 00

I have a question. So much has been said about the importance of the oral tradition in folksong. How do people feel about taking songs from a written source only? I, personally, have no great difficulty with this, as I sometimes don't have a choice, but I remember a certain individual lambasting me for, 'learning from books' ( funny, I thought that's what most books were for) If Andy Irvine can do it, so can I. Any thoughts

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