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Posted By: Richard Bridge
08-Feb-08 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: What is a Folk Song?
Subject: RE: What is a Folk Song?
Bert, IMHO the Cap'n is right. But I imagine he thought it went without saying that you can sing exactly what you like, and the fact that a song is not a folk song dies not in any way make it inferior.

I did suggest on another thread that we could call stuff in the style of folk but not meeting the defintion "neofolk" or "nu-folk" - sort of like "new country" or "nu-metal", but the horse brigade came out in force.

What I don't understand is why, if they think (as I think they think) that the word has no meaning, they are so vehement that what they do falls within a different definition that is somehow the "correct" definition.