The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34695   Message #470199
Posted By: IanC
25-May-01 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'
Subject: RE: Are folk lyrics ever 'wrong?'

Be fair. Hardly any of the Victorian collectors, least of all Sharp, sanitised their collections. They're still all there in all their glory. Published versions (in books) were, however, subject to censorship at the time so they had to conform in order to get anything published at all.

Wash your mouth out with soap & water!