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:''"We must remember the 'underground' of the [[ballad]] singer and the [[fairground]] which handed on traditions to the nineteenth century (to the [[music hall]], or [[Charles Dickens|Dickens]]' circus folk or [[Thomas Hardy|Hardy]]'s pedlars and showmen); for in these ways the 'inarticulate' [masses of people] ''conserve certain values - a spontaneity and capacity for enjoyment and mutual loyalties - despite the inhibiting pressures of magistrates, mill-owners, and [[Methodism|Methodists]]."'' --[[E.P. Thompson]] in 1963, in his ''The Making of the [[England|English]] [[Working class|Working Class]]' :''"We must remember the 'underground' of the [[ballad]] singer and the [[fairground]] which handed on traditions to the nineteenth century (to the [[music hall]], or [[Charles Dickens|Dickens]]' circus folk or [[Thomas Hardy|Hardy]]'s pedlars and showmen); for in these ways the 'inarticulate' [masses of people] ''conserve certain values - a spontaneity and capacity for enjoyment and mutual loyalties - despite the inhibiting pressures of magistrates, mill-owners, and [[Methodism|Methodists]]."'' --[[E.P. Thompson]] in 1963, in his ''The Making of the [[England|English]] [[Working class|Working Class]]'
-A '''ballad''' is a story, usually a [[narrative poetry|narrative]] or [[poem]], in a [[song]]. Any story form may be told as a ballad, such as historical accounts or fairy tales in verse form. It usually has foreshortened, alternating four stress lines ("[[ballad meter]]") and simple repeating [[rhyme]]s, often with a refrain. + 
 +A '''ballad''' is a [[story]], usually a [[narrative poetry|narrative]] or [[poem]], in a [[song]]. Any story form may be told as a ballad, such as historical accounts or fairy tales in verse form. It usually has foreshortened, alternating four stress lines ("[[ballad meter]]") and simple repeating [[rhyme]]s, often with a refrain.
If it is based on political or religious theme, a ballad may be a [[hymn]]. It should not be confused with the [[ballade]], a 14th and 15th century French verse form.{{GFDL}} If it is based on political or religious theme, a ballad may be a [[hymn]]. It should not be confused with the [[ballade]], a 14th and 15th century French verse form.{{GFDL}}

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"We must remember the 'underground' of the ballad singer and the fairground which handed on traditions to the nineteenth century (to the music hall, or Dickens' circus folk or Hardy's pedlars and showmen); for in these ways the 'inarticulate' [masses of people] conserve certain values - a spontaneity and capacity for enjoyment and mutual loyalties - despite the inhibiting pressures of magistrates, mill-owners, and Methodists." --E.P. Thompson in 1963, in his The Making of the English Working Class'

A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. Any story form may be told as a ballad, such as historical accounts or fairy tales in verse form. It usually has foreshortened, alternating four stress lines ("ballad meter") and simple repeating rhymes, often with a refrain.

If it is based on political or religious theme, a ballad may be a hymn. It should not be confused with the ballade, a 14th and 15th century French verse form.



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