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Posted By: GUEST,15 June 0830
16-Jun-19 - 09:05 AM
Thread Name: Pop songs done in the 'folk style'
Subject: RE: Pop songs done in the 'folk style'
Doesn't sound like trad lyrics to me- as I said it was allegedly written in 1958- Maybe FOR Jimmy Rodgers or maybe not, but I think the words would be long-forgotten but for the pop hit?- it's a bit younger than Scarborough Fair, I'd say.

No criticism intended but the terms trad & folk are often applied without any real justification....