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Thread #110621   Message #2334604
Posted By: Rowan
07-May-08 - 01:08 AM
Thread Name: Bertsongs? (songs of A. L. 'Bert' Lloyd)
Subject: RE: Bertsongs?
And an eloquent mouthful it is, too. Would I be too far off the mark if I wondered whether Bert was engaging in deliberate extension of the two overlapping usages of "industrial", for political (in the wider sense) purposes?

Most of the collectors mentioned so far have had some connection with socialism (whether they were British or Australian); Bert's socialism seems more active than Sharps so, while he could be just extending Sharp's approach to your "secondary sector" (in which case he could be regarded as merely modernising folksong) you seem to have created a good argument for seeing Bert as using song-modification for a much pointier political agenda. Have I understood this correctly?

Cheers, Rowan