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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? 07 Oct 14


I read your post first time round, and you see Don, that's exactly the problem And why this has been such a long debate.

There are those like you that want the tradition to be a museum piece, and there are those like me and many others who want the tradition to be a living, breathing and developing thing, which after all is the true nature of a 'tradition'

I wonder what those unknown folks who first wrote the songs that were handed down, or even the source singers would make of it, I suspect they would not want the tradition to die either!

John


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