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GUEST,Bardan Is this a folk song? (172* d) RE: Is this a folk song? 25 Mar 07

Brilliant! We have ONE song! Isn't that great! And you *could* come up with a massive list but you just don't want to waste your time. hmmm. You still haven't told me about still older songs either. All you're doing with examples of Eighteenth Century songs is making the dying off period longer- not refuting my point.

A song has to be really different, (or maybe just lucky) so stick in people's minds for two or three hundred years. I will gladly have a dig at people who will accept a really old song that died within decades but has since been rediscovered and who have a go at a new song that has been passed on and sung etc for longer than the old one. I am just as happy if I offend people who want to kill the whole genre of music. Who think that nothing can be added to the tradition. Who think everything is set in stone. You know, you real hard-core traditionalists should really be sitting in caves banging rocks on deer skulls. Anything else is really a bit too innovative. Wouldn't want to be destroying the precious 'tradition'.

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