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Thread #50640 Message #770720
Posted By: John Minear
24-Aug-02 - 07:49 AM
Thread Name: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion-Child #18
Subject: RE: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion
Here is a rather interesting exercise in historical speculation/imagination, in which scholars try to calculate what songs "might have been sung" by the original colonists in North Carolina in the seventeeth and early eighteenth centuries. They establish what was in print at the time, i.e. Pepys, etc. and what may have been in oral tradition, and what may have been brought over with the original colonists, and what has survived in contemporary collections, such as Sharp, Brown, Child, Bronson, etc. Our friend, Old Bangum, shows up on the list. See this: charter colonists.