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Folksongs:A language all their own?

Mr Happy 27 Nov 12 - 07:30 AM
Nigel Parsons 27 Nov 12 - 10:18 AM
TheSnail 27 Nov 12 - 10:40 AM
MGM·Lion 27 Nov 12 - 10:44 AM
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Subject: Folksongs:A language all their own?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 07:30 AM

As songs in general do use 'poetic' language to colour the lyrics - unusual phrasing, wording which doesn't occur in everyday speech, there can be a tendency to invent new words just for that one song.

Exanples like 'relope', 'truthing'

More?


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Subject: RE: Folksongs:A language all their own?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 10:18 AM

Exanples like 'relope', 'truthing'

Okay, I recognise 'relope' & 'truthing', but 'exanples' is a new one on me!

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Subject: RE: Folksongs:A language all their own?
From: TheSnail
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 10:40 AM

Relope

Doesn't really fit the context.

"Relope, relope retiring hare."

I always took it to mean to lope backwards.


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Subject: RE: Folksongs:A language all their own?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 10:44 AM

We've had a whole thread, not all that long since, about what 'relope' means.

~M~


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