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Thread #162886   Message #3879757
Posted By: GUEST,katrobrosi
02-Oct-17 - 08:39 AM
Thread Name: Urban Ballads
Subject: Urban Ballads
Hi - I am researching Ballads (esp 19thC) on specifically urban topics; life in the emerging towns and cities. There are hundreds of ballads with a twonj mentioned but merely as the setting for some romance (thwarted and/or consummated); I'm more interested in songs that tell of the new lives people were leading. My researches have found perhaps 40 or 50 but I feel sure there are more out there. Any ideas would be welcomed. Cheers