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GUEST,Some bloke Sexual identity & trad folk music (33) RE: Sexual identity & trad folk music 07 May 17

There are many songs from the Napoleonic wars that begin to give the woman perspective. Troubadours were being paid to write jingoistic nonsense about the need to get a girl pregnant before going off to the wars, giving him something to stay alive for. I prefer the ones that tell the government and church to get stuffed.

Many songs give the female perspective, from recruited collier to White Cockade via Our Captain and many others. They were racy and almost pure sedition in their time. Yet even then, the form seemed to be a man introducing the song before allowing the woman to give a perspective.

There's no belief in man
Not my own brother
So girls if you can love
Love one another.

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