The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145654   Message #4167725
Posted By: Lighter
16-Mar-23 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
Subject: RE: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
But they were still glossed over and unacknowledged - which is the point - and sometimes significant or extensive.

All he (and others) needed to say was, "This my own version of," "This is based closely on," "I've taken a few liberties with," etc.

Making it serious was the fact that, sixty years ago, Lloyd's texts were often the most accessible to budding academics.

As folk-fakers go, however, he was at the lesser end of the spectrum. And he certainly helped popularize traditional song.