> This was my thought too, but perhaps tavern songs where very popular. No
Before radio and TV folks, probably, did a lot more social stuff. And
had more time to work for the boss as well.
I did read somewhere that in the 19th century a lot of alcohol
consumption was due to rampant tooth decay. Introduction of sugar and
virtually no dentistry. Makes me wince just thinking about that!
A quick comment on the school thing: I was told in grade 4 choir to
NOT sing ... just mouth the words. It's 50+ years later and I still
avoid singing ... and I'm probably not that awful. Shows the effect of
a teacher on a young mind. And, I fear, that things have not changed
all that much in the last 50 years.
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