The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23445   Message #260458
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
18-Jul-00 - 08:05 PM
Thread Name: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Subject: RE: Distortion of History in Folk Song
But the slave owners lost in the end. And we're still singing abolitionist songs.

I think you're right, and the best songs come from the poor and the oppressed. But the poor and oppressed can win sometimes, and when they win, their songs win with them. (And when they lose, their songs can still win, in the long run.)