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GUEST,cj fifties popsongs that started as folk (146* d) RE: fifties popsongs that started as folk 24 Sep 14


GsS mentioned Freight Train, which is an interesting one as it was written, I believe, by one person - Elizabeth Cotton - and only introduced to the world reasonably recently prior to its adoption into the world of coffee shops. I'd always considered it a blues in the Mississippi John Hurt style - did this blues become a folk song because it was covered by skiffle groups?


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