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Bounty Hound Definition of folk song (137* d) RE: Definition of folk song 06 Sep 14

Jim, so sorry you found my post patronising, but you still seem to have some difficulty in understanding abfairly simple statement that you chose to copy here, and still seem to wish to add a meaning that is clearly not there!

Unlike you, I have not resorted to being insulting, and let's talk about being patronising shall we, and look at your clear assumption that you are the definitive authority on 'folk' music, and the way you try to assume that no-one else knows a thing about the subject, or is entitled to an opinion. PerhapS when you get your dictionary out, you should look un the meaning of patronising, because the attitude you display here is patronising to the extreme!

Now, let's go back to the subject under discussion.

'Folk' music is a style, plain and simple. It describes the music of the indigenous population of a country, region or area. Hence Folk is a term used to describe the musical style of many different countries. As a term to describe a STYLE of music, it is therefore quite possible to have a 'Folk' song that was written yesterday.

I suspect Jim, that the authors and singers of old would be horrified by your attitude, as I'm sure they would wish to encourage others to do the same as they were doing, and create new 'Folk' songs.

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