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Thread #66440   Message #4167052
Posted By: GUEST,Robert B. Waltz
06-Mar-23 - 05:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: 'Judas' (Child 23?) by John Jacob Niles
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Judas' (Child 23?) by John Jacob Niles
Lighter wrote:

Hi, Bob. I started this thread long ago to help flesh out the discussion on this one:


By the way, if anyone tried that link, the correct link is

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He often acted as though he thought of *himself* as the voice of the people as well as the dean of ballad collectors.

From what I could tell, he thought of himself as God's Executive Assistant with plans to overthrow the boss....

He was a voice of the people; I don't want to deny that he did some interesting work. (Though, like many others here, I found his recordings very hard to listen to.) But I find him incomprehensible -- how could he possibly imagine that people wouldn't see through him?