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Marje Old (7) RE: Old 24 Oct 17

"Old songs" is an expression that was used before anyone referred to "folk" or "traditional" songs. The early collectors would have heard and used that term in order to identify the kind of songs they were searching for, to distinguish them from the more commercial popular songs of the day (e.g music hall).

Nowadays it's so vague as to be almost meaningless without some information on the context.

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