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Thread #157878   Message #4029115
Posted By: Steve Gardham
19-Jan-20 - 05:19 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Yes I suppose that makes me also guilty of imposing modern meanings on older words that could have a different meaning. Perhaps I need to look more closely at his introduction.

Just printed off a very interesting article from Academia by John Cole of Cambridge Uni. 'Vernacular Song and the Folkloric Imagination at the Fin de Siecle.' It is very technical in places but I can mostly follow it and the main thrust is obvious. I think you'll like it. It certainly puts the early collectors in perspective, and folklore in general.