Mudcat Café message #3513910 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150417   Message #3513910
Posted By: Steve Gardham
11-May-13 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Richie,
Some suggestions.
1) Leave out the version and include a straightforward explanation of your misgivings.
2) Include the version and without any opinion of your own expressed, just append the historical facts you have given here and allow readers to form their own conclusions.

Jim,
There is nothing wrong with scholars having misgivings about the honesty of collectors/antiquarians in my opinion.