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Bounty Hound What makes a new song a folk song? (1710* d) RE: What makes a new song a folk song? 26 Aug 14


'basically a new song doesn't really become a folk song.'

So are you saying Bert, that it is only antiquity that defines 'folk' songs. perhaps you can explain then what the songs that are now old enough and therefore 'folk' were when they were first written?

perhaps you can then explain how they differ from a song written yesterday that shows a respect to, or an influence from the tradition from which those old songs come?


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