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Thread #123472   Message #2721811
Posted By: The Sandman
11-Sep-09 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: The Folk Process
Subject: RE: The Folk Process
you miss my point,
modern folksongs are written[in fact all folksongs and broadsheets were composed by someone]Most but notnecessarily all traditional songs have been folk processed.
It does not matter whether LITTLE WHITE BULL was written by Tommy Steele or Jez Lowe,according to Howard songs becomes folk songs if they becomes folk processed ,so logically a modern song is not a folk song unless its been processed,and I am saying that that is a stupid way to determine whether a modern song becomes a folk song,and that there are other additional characteristics that make a song a folk song,please read my posts,or go somewhere else.
Little White Bull according to that logic fits the definition if processed,but Masters of War which has much more in common with Traditional Folk songs,is not a folksong unless its processed,that is just the most utter codswallop I have ever heard,IT TAKES NO ACCOUNT OF STYLE OR CONTENT.