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Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
12-Feb-20 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Did anybody pick up on Bearman's definition of a 'traditional song'? It seem to go something like 'a song that has been in circulation time out of mind'?

Sorry on Lloyd I only got part of the story: he doesn't think that once you have literacy you can have a 'purely oral' tradition, that is part of his point of view.

It may be that Ewan MacColl did make a significant theoretical contribution to the folk movement, but perhaps this should eventually be discussed on another thread?

Have a nice evening everybody.