Mudcat Café message #2721415 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123472   Message #2721415
Posted By: Tug the Cox
11-Sep-09 - 07:58 AM
Thread Name: The Folk Process
Subject: RE: The Folk Process
How could you possibly know whether or not there were at one time variants of these songs. All we know is what was collected, what happened in the pub sing song the next night remains a mystery. The 'variant' criterion is a full of holes as any other putative criterion. You cant contain the folk process in a couple of handy rules, itys far more promethean than that, thats why its a process, geddit.