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Thread #157878 Message #4029773
Posted By: Steve Gardham
23-Jan-20 - 10:02 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
It may also have had an influence on Child continuing to print everything, even against his better judgment, but when G died Child started taking advice from the likes of MacMath.
I would love to see some correspondence between the English ballad editors and Child as generally they were very skeptical of all this Scottish material suddenly appearing, seemingly out of nowhere. Child actually dedicated ESPB to Frederick Furnivall who helped him get access to the Percy Folio Ms. Both Chappell and Ebsworth were very knowledgeable on ballad history, and Chappell actually lived in Edinburgh.