The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51652 Message #788149
Posted By: weerover
20-Sep-02 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: What is a folk song, version 3.0
Subject: RE: What is a folk song, version 3.0
I think there is an element of how much a song is assimilated into a particular culture. For example Ewan McColl's "Dirty Old Town" and Eric Bogle's "No Man's Land" (a.k.a. "Willie McBride", "Green Fields of France" are songs I have heard (in Ireland and elsewhere) introduced as traditional Irish, which by now in a way I suppose they are.