Posted by Caroline on November 18, 1997 at 09:11:10:
In response to Dating Songs, written by P. Bingham on November 17, 1997 at 22:53:21
Were any of those Christmas songs known to the Regency? I understood that most of the Christmas carols we know today were written after the Regency. I don't know why but I have that image in my mind.
Patricia, the reason why we havn't given you dates is because we don't knw them. Many of them are undatable.We have pointed you in the direction of some useful websites. I suggest if you need further information you ask them. And if you get an answer, we'd be glad to know what they say.For the Digital tradition site, I usually have to wait a week or so....it takes a while to think these things through.
I have written a reference book for writers which an agent is already working on selling but there are a few places where I still feel I need to work on. Music and Dance is it.
Again, we have pointed you in the right direction. If we had other concrete evidence, it would be stored here.
That list I saw was terrific but if it is not dated, I don't see how I can use it. That is not to say that an 18th century song would not be popular in the 19th century as that is what folk music is all about, tradition, which Caroline wrote very eloquently on.
] 3/4 of my book is for all romance writers and last 1/4 is for Regency writers. But much of what was Regency was also 18th century & Victorian as well. To make everybody happy, dates are important.
Agreed. May I remind you that we concentrate on the period 1775 -1817?
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