Talk:English folk music

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Rugby Songs[edit]

I'm always amused to see that rugby songs are never included in articles like this; but they're arguably the purest folk music of all: they have no known composers, they survive entirely by oral tradition, and their origins are losts in the mists of time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Paul Magnussen (talkcontribs) 21:08, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Do you have any reliable authority that thinks they are folk songs, or is it just a POV?--SabreBD (talk) 21:46, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

What else could they be? They're folk music by definition:

"Traditional music of unknown authorship transmitted orally" (Concise Oxford Dictionary, 2006)

Is that a reliable enough authority for you? Paul Magnussen (talk) 16:27, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

To use that would be weasel words. Also to have some sort of sub-section there needs to be enough information to form a sub-section.--SabreBD (talk) 19:04, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Weasel words? I'm sorry, Sabred, I don't mean to be rude, but I've no idea what you're talking about.
But certainly there would have to be more information than I've mentioned here. There would be a verifiability problem, because Rugby Songs by their nature used to be unmentionable. I'll think about it. Paul Magnussen (talk) 14:51, 13 October 2009 (UTC)