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Thread #21866 Message #234206
Posted By: Abby Sale
26-May-00 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: Index of Folk Songs in Print
Subject: RE: Index of Folk Songs in Print
This is an important idea that may now be possible. But it's not easy. Extend the thinking a bit and you'll quickly see that to be really useful, the index must have other song titles, context, origin, plot or context summary - a few more, perhaps so you can tell which one (eg) is "The Beggar Man" you've been looking for and which only "The Beggar Man."
Have a look over at The Ballad Index Clicky. It's a joint effort that's been going on for a while to index ballads, anyway. No small deal.