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Thread #173260   Message #4202659
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
18-May-24 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: English tunes & poems by John Clare
Subject: RE: English tunes & poems by John Clare
I don't think you have to be particularly 'woke' to recognise the utter wretchedness of the poor in those years, and maybe attempt to recreate an authentic pre 20th century folksong.

I'm not saying it is my approach to folksong, I just know that these were some of the thoughts current at the time, and indeed Lloyd's writings are still there for you to see.