Minor matters today. More one-on-one post-class discussion. Allen makes arrangements.
AG: [to Student] – What have you got? some poems?
Student: Some homework, from last week – Lyke Wake Dirge.
AG: Oh great – good – Shall I take it home?
Student: There’s a journal and a transcription.
AG: Oh yes, shall we make a date?
Student: Sure….. Mondays and Fridays are (the) best (days)…
AG: Mondays and Fridays?
Student: Mondays are good..
AG: Well, tomorrow I’ve got a reading. (But) At weekends, I’m free, certainly…
Student: Weekends are fine.
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AG: Then it gets to the American ethos, and, in this book (The Penguin Book of Ballads), I hadn’t seen it before, but there’s a.. one complete version of the great American ballad, which everybody knows, known as “The Streets of Laredo”, which is a classic ballad, as good as any of these other ones. Does anybody know the whole thing?