The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23445   Message #260492
Posted By: Rick Fielding
18-Jul-00 - 09:54 PM
Thread Name: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Subject: RE: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Always figured that the Logging ballads painted a far rosier picture of that profession (other than "Jam at Jerry's Rock") than the equivalent ballads about mining. Even modern ballads like 16 Tons, and Dark AS A Dungeon, though they use a lot of irony (and a bit of humour) are pretty foreboding.

Rick