Mythology in Music: The Ballad of Loretta Lynn

  title={Mythology in Music: The Ballad of Loretta Lynn},
  author={R. Banes},
  journal={Canadian Review of American Studies},
  pages={283 - 300}
  • R. Banes
  • Published 1985
  • History
  • Canadian Review of American Studies
Well, I was borned a Coal Miner's Daughter In a Cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler (Loretta Lynn) The ballad of Loretta Lynn is a legend born through a complex interaction between truth and fiction, individual and social history, myth, region, music, urban society and folk culture.* The "Coal Miner's Daughter," a popular myth of working-class Southern women which Loretta Lynn has both created and portrayed, may become as pervasive as the myth of the antebellum Southern lady, the belle, Scarlett… Expand
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