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Thread #23445   Message #260732
Posted By: catspaw49
19-Jul-00 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Subject: RE: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Its equally dangerous to learn history through song as it is through the movies. I think a lot of the disaster songs are rife with misinformation and most of the "Hero" songs are long on reverence and short on fact. But like the movies, if it stirs an interest to learn more as opposed to just accept as fact, then it ain't all bad.

.......and Price died a couple of years after the war.

Spaw