Mudcat Café message #3887394 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162666   Message #3887394
Posted By: Jim Carroll
07-Nov-17 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"Jim has also stated recently on Mudcat that he does not make pronouncements"
Tell me where it does Vic - not a pronouncement of mine
The clue is in the title of D K Wilgus book - 'Anglo American Folksong Scholarship since 1899
One of the few certainties from the singers we have to dat is Margaret Laidlaw's (James Hogg's mother's) admonishment of Scott for daring to put her ballads into print "'ye hae broken the charm noo, an' they'll never be sung mair'"
One lady who didn't rely on broadsides.
Even after Sharp, we knew nothing of what the singers thought
Jim Carroll