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Thread #158897   Message #3761929
Posted By: MGM·Lion
31-Dec-15 - 05:44 AM
Thread Name: a folk song with lots of incarnations
Subject: RE: a folk song with lots of incarnations
Quite, Dave. Everything was composed at some time by somebody -- including all the 100+ versions of B Allen which Sharp found just in Virginia, apart from all the others. But what of it? Not quite clear as to point you are making. My only point to you was that Sumer Is Icumen In could not be rubricated a folk song by any definition I could think of, so I just wondered why you had mentioned it on a thread which specifies "folk song" in its title. Barbara Allen, OTOH, whatever may be deemed to be its multiplicity of origins, can.

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