The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145806   Message #3374631
Posted By: Richard Bridge
10-Jul-12 - 05:36 PM
Thread Name: Lloyd & MacColl's Sea Song LPs
Subject: RE: Lloyd & MacColl's Sea Song LPs
At risk of going of into "what is folk?" surely the point of folk song is not that one knows who contributed what, but that the song as currently perceived has evolved in transmission. And surely any shantyman cobbled in verses that would fit from wherever he could remember them for as long as necessary.