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Hester Lyr Req: Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key (Guthrie (48) RE: Lyr Req: Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key (Guthrie 25 Apr 03


>>>Billy Bragg would probably jib at the suggestion that he is an English "folkie". Probably is understating it, I'd say.<<<

Hi, McGrath:

I can't seem to find the words to please you today, can I?

Well, back in the day, we called him folk/punk. And what would you call "Power in a Union" and "World Turned Upside Down" if not folk songs? They certainly fit the protest genre.

BTW, I think Bragg chose Wilco to collaborate with him on Mermaid because Jeff Tweedy's first band, Uncle Tupelo, combined traditional American folk and "old time" country music with punk in the same way Bragg fused English folk with punk.

Cheers, Hester


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