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Thread #139895   Message #3211852
Posted By: Roberto
24-Aug-11 - 03:10 AM
Thread Name: Ballad metre
Subject: Ballad metre
Vic Gammon writes in his introduction to The Folk Handbook - Working with songs from the English Tradition, that the ballad metre can be described as (the number of usual syllables per line). He also describes the pattern It seems to me that is much widespread as well: would it be correct to tal about as the two most used balladd metres (beside the solution)? Thanks. R