Mudcat Café message #3894595 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162666   Message #3894595
Posted By: Steve Gardham
18-Dec-17 - 05:17 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
'I think you've painted yourself into a corner, don't you?'(JC)

Not at all. I stick by my opinion, not your spin on it. I have in the past studied all aspects of folklore.

'Just wondered if you've changed your mind about this'(JC)

Again, not at all. Remember the 89%?

95% is still very much my opinion based on years of grubbing through Professor Child's dunghills and comparing the equivalents with those found in oral tradition.