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Thread #111033 Message #2343905
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
18-May-08 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: Money v Folk
Subject: RE: Money v Folk
Exactly what I am saying, Jim. I think we may just be interpreting it in different ways! You say "Dave, Don't even go there. If you think folk definition is contentious, try dipping your toe into 'who wrote the folk songs' and watch your feet disappear."
That is just what I am saying - With folk songs, particulary old folk songs, Ie - Not like the ones you mention where the composer is still alive. We just do not know who wrote it. If we do not know who wrote it, how can we say with any degree of credibility that they did not make money out of it?
Simple question surely?