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Does that mean that "John Brown's Body" got decomposed?  Sorry for being
impertinent; can't help it. .

Best, John


On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 12:23 PM, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> On 2015-03-16 11:31 AM, David Lewis wrote:
>
>> ...the judgment is a problem for every musician,
>> and in turn every musician ought to band together to reverse it, as the
>> judgment itself reverses at least six centuries of forward development in
>> music.
>>
>
> The traditions of "folk music" acknowledge this recycling and reuse as
> "the folk process." Didn't Julia Ward Howe set her "Battle Hymn of the
> Republic" to the "folk" tune "John Brown's Body" which apparently was at
> least partially composed by a collective at a "camp meeting?"
>
> I agree with your call to action.
>
>
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