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Thread #162666   Message #3935205
Posted By: Jim Carroll
04-Jul-18 - 09:49 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"How does a title prevent something being judged on its merits?"
By claiming to be what it isn't
That's covered by the trades descriptions act
Jack is right if we are only concerned with those already in the know; we can already see the effect that it has had on those who are not
We can slog it out between us until we reach a conclusion or agree to disagree
That isn't going to help us win or win back those who have been confused by the ambivalence
At one time, if somebody asked me where they are sure to find folk songs I would unhesitatingly point to Roud's numbering system as starting point
I wouldn't do that now and that, for me, is a sad loss

Isn't 'The Perfumed Garden' a book on horticulture Jack? - That explains why I thought I was getting funny looks from Pat!
Jim Carroll