Mudcat Café message #4032577 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4032577
Posted By: Jim Carroll
06-Feb-20 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
"Perhaps Jim could clarify the date at which he thinks it was first 'realised' that the songs in question had a social importance?"
It still hasn't dawned on some people, who consider it no different from any other form of 'entertaining' pop music
In fact, folk song's uniqueness is based on the history which brought many of the songs into existence
Delighted that some of the bickering has been deleted but it was unnecessary to remove
Social History and enjoyment all rolled into one
Dig out the songs dealing with Land Disputes or the Broken Token songs or those about the Camp Followers or arranged marriages......
All history in the raw
Jim Carroll