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Thread #166098   Message #3992502
Posted By: Jim Carroll
15-May-19 - 08:26 AM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
The unsingability of broadsides speaks for itself
That they became more of a feature in tradisional singing as the tradition disappeared is understandable but, unless there was a secret school of traditional songwriters producing a superior quality of song good enough to ba taken up by 'the people' as their own, it is highly unlikely that our folk songs and ballads originated on the broadside presses to any significant extent
Try finding singable songs in Ashton or Hindley or any of the major collections - damned if I could
Jim Carroll