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Grimmy Source singers - definitions (60* d) RE: Source singers - definitions 08 Jun 07

I think we are getting too hung up about this oral tradition business.

There wasn't some committee of medieval ploughmen legislating that songs had to be passed on orally. In the past, in a rural culture where community singing was an everyday activity (now gone, sadly), people learned the songs by listening to others. There was no other way.

Today, we have other means at our disposal and it would be folly to ignore them.

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