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Thread #162666   Message #3887361
Posted By: Sue Allan
07-Nov-17 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Reading back through your longer post, I was somewhat puzzled by your assertion that ?our knowledge of folk so g does not precede the beginning of the twentieth century?. What then of Baring-Gould?s collecting in the West Country, before him Chappell?s work, John Broadwood, Walter Scott?s informants and collector, and in the eighteenth century the songs collected by - albeit frequently ?improved? by as well - Robert Burns. Oh, and also John Clare in Northamptonshire, John Bell in the North-East. Are you dismissing all these?!