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Thread #66084   Message #3974525
Posted By: GUEST,Rev Bayes
02-Feb-19 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: Is this song appropriate?: Slap Her Down Again Paw
Subject: RE: Is this song appropriate?: Slap Her Down Again Paw
Folk song is a living museum of former times, and sometimes the representatives of the past are no more welcome than the ducking stool. Therefore they must be framed appropriately.

But, I do think there is value in retaining them. When the shadow of domestic violence has entirely receded from the real world, how will people learn about how society tolerated it? Perhaps the Wee Cooper of Fife will enlighten them.