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Thread #8470   Message #52699
Posted By: John Hindsill
07-Jan-99 - 11:21 PM
Thread Name: Right Wing Folksongs
Subject: RE: Right Wing Folksongs
I am a conservative who has been listening to and collecting folk music for nigh these 40 years...I started in the womb, yeah...and agree it is hard to find so-called conservative folk songs, patriotic songs notwithstanding. Afterall, a folk song is by definition a song written by the 'common folk' or working its way over time into people's consciousness. While it is understandable the the people would sing the praises of labor martyrs, or social injustice, or an eventful occurance, it is less likely they would sing the praises of a CEO or a police raid or such. Well maybe some folkie out there would write a paean to the stock market reaching new heights, nayh.