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Thread #162666   Message #3938421
Posted By: Steve Gardham
20-Jul-18 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
The main problem with 'Fakesong' was that Dave rather went over the top, particularly with his political approach, BUT a lot of what he suggested makes sense. Nothing is ever so black and white as one person here seems to think.

As I have stated many many times on these threads my admiration for Child is almost boundless. I don't need to say any more than that. Those who know me know that is true. The problem with the romantic approach is that people like Child are treated as gods and they can do no wrong, a stupid approach to any historical research.