Mudcat Café message #3991811 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166098   Message #3991811
Posted By: Jim Carroll
11-May-19 - 10:15 AM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
"If making things up is lying then many ballad singers and writers are also liars."
If they were passing them off as truth, they would be Dave - same with Grimm
"Is there a Facebook or other forum where this discussion could be carried on with Jim blocked from accessing it? "
Just what we need - Jack with his blue pencil
Finished with this particularly distasteful aspect - back to ballads

"Henry Martin, the Gallant Frigate Amphitrite"
Henry Martin is - 'Amphitrite', as far as I know, has nver been regarded as one
Child was a bit vague as to how he judged them - I've always thought it was the sparse way they were constructed - little description and hardly any commentary, just stories
Pseud's link is a pretty dood summing up
Jim Carroll