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Thread #9631 Message #3899165
Posted By: Jim Carroll
12-Jan-18 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Maid of Australia / Maids of Australia
Subject: RE: Origins: Maid of Australia / Maids of Australia
"I came back with I think it was 30 songs that became folk songs."
You provided no list whatever to songs from Holloway and Black
Where are you getting this from?
Seagoing and land labouring hacks, hacks with the time to study folklore and folk tales, Child coming around to the idea that broadsides weren't that bad after all, respected scholars that overlooked that the songs they regarded as originating with the folk were actually being churned out by the broadside presses down the road, an editor of the greatest collection of ballads who was having trouble distinguishing between those and his literary poetry, elitists who attributed folk songs to the folk....
Pulitzer Prize for fiction, here you come!!