The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19291 Message #3805304
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
15-Aug-16 - 08:50 PM
Thread Name: Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould et al
Subject: RE: Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould et al
There's a difference between songs using plain speech and real life and the calculated nudge-nudge bawdry of a lot of broadsheet versions. And there's a difference between what people might sing in the pub and in the kitchen or at a celebration.
And just because the people who make songs might be unknown and illiterate, that doesn't mean what they make isn't poetry.