Mudcat Café message #2721404 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123472   Message #2721404
Posted By: Howard Jones
11-Sep-09 - 07:40 AM
Thread Name: The Folk Process
Subject: RE: The Folk Process
"However, for some people hereabouts - it's the law."

This claim, or something like it, keeps being made but I have yet to see actual evidence for it. Could you give examples?

"Folk song" has (or had) a particular meaning to describe a particular type of song. Just as the word "cat" describes a particular type of animal; however it is as if some people were to insist the description should also include dogs.