The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110621 Message #2327618
Posted By: The Sandman
28-Apr-08 - 10:29 AM
Thread Name: Bertsongs? (songs of A. L. 'Bert' Lloyd)
Subject: RE: Bertsongs?
I for one think that was a valid thing to do, however, if it was at the expense of the original song being lost, then that is lamentable.
but didnt some of the early song collectors do this,was it Baring Gould or Sharp.I believe Sharp kept the originals.please correct me if I am wrong
however they both had agendas,they didnt collect everything that was sung to them,and both seemed to concentrate on rural rather than urban songs.
the bowdlerisataion of songs,to make them acceptable to schools,has to be seen in relation to the prevailing attitude of the time.
perhaps LLoyd should be seen in this context.
I am sure LLoyd would act differentlyif he were active today .today.DickMiles