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Thread #71041   Message #1213084
Posted By: dick greenhaus
23-Jun-04 - 03:14 PM
Thread Name: Another best songs list
Subject: RE: Another BEST SONGS List
I for one would love to see the "unknown authorship" requirement be permanently stricken from any definition of folk song. I find it irritating that ignorance be made a requirement. Songs like "Shoals of Herring", and "Fiddler's Green" and "Aragon Mill" are no less folk because we know who wrote them. And what happens when someone finds out who wrote "Greensleeves" or "Yankee Doodle"?