Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Surreysinger Ten representative English folk songs? (128* d) RE: Ten representative English folk songs? 17 Feb 05

John C - if I hadn't seen anything other than the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs (or Classic Folk Songs as it now is) I might agree with your suggestion. Yes it is a classic collection, and now with additional information about the singers who sang the songs, and the verses that Vaughan Williams and Lloyd left out or tinkered with - maybe guest Ben should consider getting a copy to start himself off with. I've owned most editions of it,adn return to it frequently, but then I moved outside it's contents and found versions that I prefer/ other types of song which it does not touch. After all, it was in itself a selection suggested by only two individuals.

Frankly I don't think you CAN make a list of only 10 best songs - everybody's taste differs, as does their experience of folk songs. The regional difference in types of song sung in clubs is quite marked even on a local basis for starters. However, it's certainly fun trying, and seeing what others suggest.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.