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The Remunerated Vernacular Singer

From Medieval England to the Post-War Revival


Andrew C. Rouse

Contents: An Embarkation – «I saw her through a whummil bore» - Soap-box Operas of the Middle Ages? – From Minstrel to Ballad-Singer: Social Change and the Vernacular Singer in the Sixteenth Century – William Hogarth and the Street Singer of the 18th Century – Maritime and Military Matters – The Factory Lass, the Serving Maid, and the Farm Labourer – The Remains of the Revival: Post-War English Vernacular Singers and their Politics.