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Thread #66440   Message #4167154
Posted By: GUEST,Robert B. Waltz
07-Mar-23 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: 'Judas' (Child 23?) by John Jacob Niles
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Judas' (Child 23?) by John Jacob Niles
Steve Gardham wrote, It hadn't occurred to me before you mentioned it. Hales is not a big name in my consciousness, but Furnivall certainly is.

FWIW, that is as it should be, I would say. Furnivall is one of the great names of nineteenth century English literary scholarship. John Hales was mostly a scholar of Edmund Spenser and didn't do anything else of significance to folk music scholars that I know of. And he was too squeamish to do the "Loose and Humorous Songs" in the Percy Folio; Furnivall did that solo.