Mudcat Café message #2153254 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104892   Message #2153254
Posted By: Santa
20-Sep-07 - 04:12 AM
Thread Name: Folk Music for the Middle Class
Subject: RE: Folklore: Folk Music for the Middle Class
So folk music is all about the working class singing about themselves or indulging in class warfare?   Obviously not enough copies of Childs ballads around - or unopened.

Away from the ballads, there are folk songs about the middle classes - think of all the tailors, millers, sea captains and farmers. Not all are derogatory. Isn't Bold Johnson about a butcher? Doesn't one heroine dash away with the calico printer's clerk?