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Popular Music Perspectives: Ideas, Themes, and Patterns in Contemporary Lyrics
by B. Lee Cooper
University of Wisconsin Press, 1991
Cloth: 978-0-87972-505-1 | Paper: 978-0-87972-506-8
Library of Congress Classification ML3476.C66 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 781.640973

In thirteen essays, this book probes ideas and themes that are prominent in contemporary song lyrics. The essays take social change, human interaction, technology, and intellectual development as points of departure for specific examinations of public education, railroads, death, automobiles, and rebels. The essays also examine humor, traditions, and historical events found in answer songs, cover recordings, nursery rhyme adaptations, and novelty tunes.

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