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Thread #90963   Message #3334933
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
07-Apr-12 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Fakenham Fair

You were the one pondering its provenance, ante-Bellamy in your post above (05 Apr 12 - 06:44 AM). Why do you need to describe those who try to help you out with that as Separatist Traddies (06 Apr 12 - 08:20 PM), which I presume from context is meant as a pejorative.

Apart from saying that the evidence suggests the song is not particularly old, noone has said that makes it any less of a good song (or any more of one for that matter). If you think that any of the posters who responded think that their precious songs exist in a vacuum then you're living in a world as divorced from reality as you think other people are.

I try never to get drawn by attempts to dismiss the opinions of others as some kind of ignorant folk-policing (life's too short to waste time arguing with such close-mindedness) but it seems to me that you're one of the most frequent of those attempting to deride anything you don't agree with. Next time you ask for an opinion make sure you're willing to hear the answer or if you know what you want to hear just don't bother asking.

(And just as a measure of how saddened I am by your post here, I think this is only the 2nd time in 12 years or so that I've been moved to make a personal remark about someone; I try to stick to factual posts. Maybe in real life you're a great guy, but here you come across as a self-centred arse-hole who has no room for anyone who's ideas you perceive as different from your own).