Mudcat Café message #3659253 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155519   Message #3659253
Posted By: GUEST,Fred McCormick
11-Sep-14 - 05:37 AM
Thread Name: Ballads not included in Child
Subject: RE: Ballads not included in Child
Lighter. Most of what you've written here endorses my argument that the ballad is undefinable; that the 305 Child ballads are in Child by his arbitrary decision alone; and that after all this time, the best thing we can do is to simply to accept what is in truth a magnificent work of scholarship.

What confuses me is your last sentence. "How is the existence of such a resource is a form of tyranny?"

Where have I ever accused Child of being tyrannical?