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Thread #46444 Message #689244
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
13-Apr-02 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: Somerset songs and tunes
Subject: RE: Somerset songs and tunes
It's a lovely book, and some of the songs are very interesting and unusual; but it can't be considered a reliable source of traditional song. Consensus seems at present to be that Miss Tongue made most of them up herself; though there's no way of proving it one way or the other, balance of probability suggests that to be the case.