Mudcat Café message #4028113 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4028113
Posted By: Richard Mellish
13-Jan-20 - 05:02 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
I haven't read Fakesong and, having regard to the damning criticisms of it, I am little inclined to read it. Therefore it is from a position of ignorance that I enquire: is Harker's notion of fakesong to do with the collectors misrepresenting the content of the songs (by bowdlerising or other distortions) or misrepresenting the status of the songs as products of the peasantry? Or what?