The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109274 Message #2284096
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
10-Mar-08 - 12:44 AM
Thread Name: Thiemeatic Folk Process Alive and Well
Subject: RE: Thiemeatic Folk Process Alive and Well
I was just rereading the Twa Corbies lyric request thread. There is a great example of the folk process--depending on the version of the song you prefer, the outcome can be sad or cunning or political (or all three!).
I remember having a lot of conversations with my parents about the contents of these songs that my Dad was singing. I was a kid who learned a lot about history and politics through this kind of dialog. It probably made me even more "off the wall" than I might otherwise have been with my various obscure and/or archaic references that I no doubt tapped into in the classroom setting.