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Thread #162666   Message #3944301
Posted By: Steve Gardham
16-Aug-18 - 06:11 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
>>>>>>I firmly believe that the folk were capable having made their folk songs - nobody here has ever suggested that they couldn't have<<<<<

So why do you keep posting it?

>>>>>>>opinions of researchers and anthologists<<<<<<

More anthologists than researchers and most of these were simply regurgitating romantic notions without any foundation (in my opinion) As I said earlier Sharp was a collector and anthologist, not a folksong scholar. If you believe he was a folksong scholar present some evidence.

>>>>>>why not tell me why these songs should be the products of desk-bound city hacks who were notorious for their bad poetry?<<<<<<<

We have done so on many occasions but you choose to dismiss or ignore it.