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Thread #162666   Message #3932605
Posted By: Jim Carroll
22-Jun-18 - 08:18 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
It is not disrespectful to disagree with somebody - it would be disrespectful to ignore what you believe are major errors if you believe them important - as I have done here.
There has been a great deal of @disrespect from all sides here. not just to participants in this argument, but to some of the greatest contributors to folk song
If Steve's arguments are to be accepted, then the opinions of Child, Sharp, Motherwell, and most of the pioneers are wrong
We have already has Child being unable to distinguish between traditional ballads and the formal poetry he was working on
The redefinition of folk song that has been used in 'Folk Song in England' flies in the face of over a century's scholarship
Not only this, but the lasr of our big repertoire Traditional singer, Walter Pardon would have been mortified to find songs he considered not to be folk included in that definition - he certainly did not hold that opinion.
Steve's contribution to Folk Song is enormous - I would not have been able to carry out much of my work as I have without his numbering system - but he is not God - nobody is (not even God IMO as an atheist)
Regarding your problem with Kindle
I believe most on-screen text is reproducible if you have a graphic system and a programme that will copy the image from your screen and paste it back
I use 'Lightshot', but there are others.
Good luck
Jim Carroll