The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166037 Message #3989334
Posted By: Jack Campin
26-Apr-19 - 07:11 AM
Thread Name: Ireland's Favourite Folk Song
Subject: RE: Ireland's Favourite Folk Song
"Summertime" has to be one of the greatest successes ever by someone Jim Carroll would classify as a broadside hack. It must have been far more widely transmitted orally than anything ever found by a field collector. (And the words are still in copyright: Ira Gershwin lived to 1983).
Never mind Ireland, it must be close to being the Anglophone world's favourite folk song.