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Thread #162666   Message #3944013
Posted By: Jim Carroll
15-Aug-18 - 02:57 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Walter had several hundred songs 'Cupid' was among the poorish broadside versions
If that's the only effort your prepared to make to find out about one of the three most important singers in England I'm afraid you're wasting your time, and so am I
I really can't be bothered arguing with Wiki researchers

THere were at least six albums of Walter's singing the best o them in my opinion were the first four
AS far as going through the "insider knowledge" thing again - I've done that and found it to be pointless
If people can't see the different approach Traditional singers ahd don't believe what I have said about what we have been told, I see no purpose in going through it all again
Personally, I find someone who reads an anonymous Wiki entry and takes its information above twenty years of fairly intense interviewing and who says "You end up not knowing what to believe" tantamount to suggesting either I am telling lies or Walter didn't know what he was talking about.

The overall feeling I am left with here is that people will believe what suits them what ever the singers thought and said and whatever past researchers over the lst century have discovered and written up.

If you wish to believe that ham-fisted hacks who's very title suggests bad poetry made our folk songs and that money played a major part in one of the most important and neglected body or creative culture in our history, please feel free to do so.
I've become rather tired of being waterboarded by people who only want my responses but are not prepared to give their own
Jim Carroll