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Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
16-Jul-18 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
A couple of snippets from Gerould, who is proving interesting. Lucy Broadwood noted similarities between a tune collected in Cumberland (much of which is now called Cumbria) and a Westphalian version, and put it down to Germans being involved in Lake District mining. These same Germans arose in a Time Team (British archaeology programme, now sadly defunct) on that mining activity. Song in question: The Maid Freed from the Gallows. This snippet is the sort of 'gem' that fascinates me.

"Nobody has been able," he says, "to work out Child's rationale for his song selection." I've read that before.

"... a surprisingly large number of those not included by Child are quite as interesting and valuable as very many which he put into his volumes." Now that's a comment for Clinton Heylin to be reading (see above, his review of Roud).