Browsing Oral tradition, volume 05, number 2-3 (May 1990) - South Pacific Oral Traditions by Title ""My Summit Where I Sit": Form and Content in Maori Women's Love Songs"
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(1990-05)It is still widely assumed, despite the writings of Ruth Finnegan (esp. 1977:73-87) and others, that the composition of oral poetry necessarily involves improvisation. But most traditional Maori songs, for example, were ...