Songs From the Mountains
Songs that traveled from Britain to the mountains of America.
Through years of oral transmission there, they were influenced by the landscape and by folks from other countries who settled or passed through. The ancient ballads are fairy tales for adults with their implied warnings against jealousy, injudicious alliances, or complacency with nature.
Yet they are often expressed with a lively good humor.
Many variants of traditional British ballads go back to medieval times. There are powerful narratives and delightful nonsense chorus songs. It's a great mixture. Relevant photos, works of art, and lyrics of the
choruses. The audience is invited to join in the singing.|
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