The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113833 Message #2424162
Posted By: Jim Carroll
28-Aug-08 - 07:10 AM
Thread Name: definition of a ballad
Subject: RE: definition of a ballad
"Thankfully words still mean what people want them to mean, not what you want them to mean"
Without re-opening old arguments I suggest you trawl through some of the 'folk song definitions' threads. I have always assumed - perhaps wrongly, that Mudcat is folk-song based; never realised we had to prefix all discussions with "Amongst the acolytes of the folk cult what we call folkmusic/ a ballad/ etc......"; thought that was what we were about
As much as I migh admire Michael Parkinson as an interviewer, can't think of anybody I'd be less likely to go to for information on my music (or Jack Jones, for that matter).