All I want to know is what you feel is wrong with the state of folk music in this country at the moment, since your remarks are clearly intended to give that impression.
"It's a fair cop" is hardly an answer.
Of course to answer isn't compulsory but otherwise you really do come over as an embittered old man. I am delighted your song is requested where ever you go. I am delighted that others have recorded it. I am delighted it has appeared in a book by John Mortimer and that Derek Brimstone found it hard to play. Clearly a great series of recommendations for that song.
So go on Al tell us what has gone wrong since 1968.