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Posted By: GUEST,15 June 0830
16-Jun-19 - 08:42 AM
Thread Name: Pop songs done in the 'folk style'
Subject: RE: Pop songs done in the 'folk style'
Walkabout- it seems that Robert Jordan wrote the words in 1958 for the old Morris tune which became Jimmy Rodgers' 1962 pop hit 'English Country Garden'. I know not who RJ was but I like the fact that you learnt his words from a pop source and the tune from the Morris Ring repertoire - a nice combination which proves the interplay between folk and pop, showing the folly of drawing lines?

Warwick Slade - sounds healthy that your club is OK with 'pop' songs such as you list- just hope a little 'folk process' was in evidence rather than slavish copies? Also re balance, I think it's a bit worrying that you think Thin Lizzy's 'Whiskey in the jar' could be considered a 'folk' counterweight to the songs you mention.


Sounds like ammunition for Jim Carroll to me!- be afraid.....