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Thread #20983   Message #221371
Posted By: The Shambles
02-May-00 - 06:05 AM
Thread Name: What is Folk? IN SONG.
Subject: What is Folk? IN SONG.
What Is Folk? (For Jeri, whose idea this thread was).

What is folk?
This'll drop me in it
'I'll follow on
With me old cock linnet'
For I ain't never, heard
A horse begin it
It must be folk
'Cos' it's folk what sing it


People ponder on the meaning of life
And this generates some heat
But of all the world' mysteries
This one's really got us beat
Comets fall and mountains crumble
But this one will go one
Watch us trip and watch us stumble
Why not put it in a song?

What is folk?
This'll drop me in it
I'll follow on
With 'me old cock linnet'
For I ain't never, heard
A horse begin it
It must be folk
'Cos' it's folk what sing it


Some people think the problem of folk
Was one of survival
Did not the problem really begin
With the arrival of the revival?
When you're not dead, or even ill
Is the prospect not alarming?
When they tie you down and write you up
For the process of embalming?

What is folk?
This'll drop me in it
I'll follow on
With 'me old cock linnet'
For I ain't never, heard
A horse begin it
It must be folk
'Cos' it's folk what sing it

Roger Gall 2000