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Howard Jones Folklore: Has the folk Process died? (168* d) RE: Folklore: Has the folk Process died? 17 Nov 19


It would be quite difficult for a modern song to go through the folk process, because both the singer and the audience are likely to have the original in mind and will be well aware of any deviation from the "correct" version and will keep it on track.

However it's not impossible, where a song has become so well known that it has become separated from any original performance or text against which it can be benchmarked. To give one example, "In My Liverpool Home" is very well-known in the city and beyond, and has attracted lots of additional verses. Despite being by a known author and dating only from the 1960s it could now be said to have become a traditional song.


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