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Thread #120890   Message #3372084
Posted By: Steve Gardham
04-Jul-12 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Subject: RE: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
WE were all referring to attitudes of some singers in the revival, Jim, nothing to do with the reality gritty stuff of the oral tradition. I can't really link up 'idyllic romanticism' with 'finger in the ear', but if they are both phrases that you dislike then so be it. I think I said pretty plainly I have no axe to grind with anyone in the revival who wants to look at the body of songs in this way. I also used the word 'If'.