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Thread #6482   Message #2807743
Posted By: Steve Gardham
09-Jan-10 - 04:31 PM
Thread Name: ADD/Origins: The Rout of the Blues
Subject: RE: Rout of the Blues - historical event
Looks like a recruiting song to me, the equivalent of the recruiting TV ads of today. It bulls up the soldier's life and is very patriotic. As Will says it was a common event and this ballad could and was easily adapted to different areas, and there are plenty of similar broadsides.