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Thread #145806   Message #3374365
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
10-Jul-12 - 07:54 AM
Thread Name: Lloyd & MacColl's Sea Song LPs
Subject: RE: Lloyd & MacColl's Sea Song LPs
Jim, we are quite in agreement.

"Fakelore," of course, was a word coined by Richard Dorson to designate cooked-up artificial folklore in the American mass media. (Like Frank Shay's fanciful stories of the giant Cap'n "Alfred Bulltop Stormalong," allegedly a figure yarned about by every seaman.)

Harker then coined "fakesong" and applied it contentiously to the publications of scholarly (or semi-scholarly) editors and collectors.