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GUEST,Some bloke How reliable is Folk History ? (241* d) RE: Lyr Add: How reliable is Folk History ? 25 May 18


No. Fact and fiction have opposite meanings. Basing your fiction on facts is however commonplace, most political propaganda for instance. Slip in a few facts and distort them gives credibility to lies.

Songs, whether portrayed as written or after a couple of centuries of edit, mishearing and adapting will of course be a combination of fact and fiction. Historians may try to separate the two out. Whether that adds or subtracts from the song is a moot point.

After all, tomorrow’s newspapers can’t agree what happened today.


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