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Thread #162666   Message #3894184
Posted By: Steve Gardham
15-Dec-17 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Once again the paraphrasing and misquoting and taking things out of context are coming out. At no point have I suggested that Child or Sharp or MacColl were totally wrong. Nobody is perfect and if we look at any scholar's work in previous eras we will find mistakes. As it happens I have enormous respect for all 3 as do most scholars. That does not mean they are beyond criticism. Next you'll be pulling out your old favourite, we mustn't speak ill of the dead!

JC, your adoration of these earlier scholars is tantamount to religious bigotry.

Vic, we keep coming back for more of this rubbish. I'm out.