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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? 03 Sep 14


'You're looking for definition, and legally binding concepts, and blueprints where none exist. folk is more evanescent than that. nowadays its being written by call centre workers, teachers, salesmen, computer programmers, students, nurses - whatever people work at nowadays. their voice is no less valid than fishermen, farmers, gypsies - their lives no less full of struggle and heartbreak.'

Nicely put Al, exactly what I was alluding to in my last paragraph above :)


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