Gammon, Vic: Desire, Drink & Death in English Folk & Vernacular Song, 1600–1900 (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Contents: Introduction: exploring old songs; Song, sex, and society in England, 1600–1850; Such a merry tune: musical instruments, and dance as sexual symbols; Echoes of the Siren: music, charm, and seduction in British traditional songs and ballads; 'Nothing like drinking': English vernacular song and strong drink; Singing and popular funeral practices in the 18th and 19th centuries; Child death; Song, experience, and authenticity; Indexes.