The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878 Message #4029768
Posted By: Steve Gardham
23-Jan-20 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Having already translated some of the E&S ballads in 1840 (Engelsk og Skotiske Folkevisor), including some of Buchan's specials, G tried to influence Child to stop criticising the Scottish ballads in his headnotes, his opinion being they were all genuine, contrary to literary opinion of the time and earlier. This may have had a bearing on Child ceasing to critique the ballads half way through publishing.