This chapter discusses memory and context in very short songs. Whenever a song is very short, the question of the failing memory of the source singer is always considered an issue. Instead of pondering the question of what is complete or not, the discussion considers singers and their milieu. One section looks at ‘re-memory’ in two Finnish ballads, while short songs in the folk revival are discussed in another section.
Keywords: memory; context; very short songs; failing memory; source singer; Finnish ballads; folk revival
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