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Posted By: Jack Campin
26-Jul-18 - 10:57 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
As for Burns - he adapted and improved folk songs and rewrite them to make his poems he collected as if they were going out of fashion without telling anybody

He did indicate which of the songs he sent to publishers were straight traditional, which he'd adapted, and which he'd written from scratch. And usually got them correctly labelled in print. Did anyone before him take that much care?