The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878 Message #4033276
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
09-Feb-20 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Actually, as I think I said already, just about the first thing I ever learned about Cecil Sharp was that he took the rude bits out of folk songs and since I must have been about 13 at the time this idea definitely did not come out of Harker.
Also, folk discussions being what they are, there are disputes about whether some sexual interpretations (eg some made by Vic Gammon) reflect how the original singers (whoever they may have been) or perhaps just subsequent ones (….) would have put on the song. Once again a grey areas with differing opinions.
But I think mostly we have managed to discuss, not fall out. And that is a good thing.