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Thread #23445   Message #511166
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
20-Jul-01 - 11:18 AM
Thread Name: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Subject: RE: Distortion of History in Folk Song
"History is written by the winners - but the best songs tend to be written by the losers. I think that applies in lots of places."

That's because the winners control the official organs of publishing--the press, television, etc. But the losers can still do the virtual samizdat, the songs, which take no official organization to perpetuate them.

Dave Oesterreich