The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878 Message #4027880
Posted By: GUEST,jag
12-Jan-20 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Possibly through ignorance on my part I am not convinced about the concept of a source singer. If in the past a song could skip generations, possibly with the help of something written down ‘first hand’, or skip families if it was a neighbour not a family member who picked up thread, or at greater distance was picked up from the pub in the next town or a traveller family who passed through then I am not convinced that you singers of the last revival will not be seen as just another step in the songs’ journeys in 100 years time. And thats without the possibility that their may have been a diversion into a broadside or chapbook somewhere along the way.
in 100 years time