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Thread #93859   Message #1810623
Posted By: ella_tall
15-Aug-06 - 05:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A modern folk song of your choice
Subject: Lyr Req: A modern folk song of your choice
Morning all. I'm a week away from handing in my masters dissertation on the future of folk music in the UK (and yes, I've left it reeeaaally late). I'm currently discussing how modern folk music lyrics have reflected the social and political issues of the time - and I found a good old locally-written folk song in an old 60s fanzine.

However, it seems that modern folk is obsessed with the old, because I'm having problems finding a folk song written about today, and not yesterday. So, two things:

1. What are your thoughts on the above dilemma, and
2. Can anyone provide the lyrics to a modern folk song (written by anyone you choose - even (especially) yourself) that actually features issues facing us, today?

There, I've laid down the gauntlet. Please, please, someone pick it up.