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Frank in the swamps Folk song collecting. Good or bad? (74* d) RE: Folk song collecting. Good or bad? 24 May 00


McGrath nailed this one. I find that archival material gives me a much better understanding of history. Sometimes I can sit and stare at and old black & white photo the same way I muse over an old version of a song. Shambles, isn't the way you play a particular song just a snapshot of you in your time and place? Isn't it nice to think that, when we're all dead and dusty, future folks like us can hear our "snapshots" and compare them with their own.

Actually, given scientific, micro & genetic technology advances, folksong mey soon become a branch of paleontology!!!

Imagine knowing what the dinosaurs sang!!!!!!!!!!!

Frank in the dwindling swamps.


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