The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19291   Message #195974
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
16-Mar-00 - 07:17 AM
Thread Name: Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould et al
Subject: RE: Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould et al
Baring Gould bowdlerised for publication too, and may indeed have been a worse offender (by today's standards) than Sharp.  The idea was to get the songs taken up by the middle classes, so they had to be "nice".  That's just the way things were at the time.  We owe both men an enormous debt.