Mudcat Café message #4029388 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4029388
Posted By: Brian Peters
21-Jan-20 - 06:50 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
"how would Mrs Lee have coped in the pub or their kitchen? That's a situation more common in most of the collecting."

An interesting question. To Derek's reply I can add that Sharp and Karpeles in the Appalachians collected a lot of his songs in family homes, often eating with the family and very occasionally staying overnight. These occasions were cordial, and Sharp seems to have felt no discomfort either materially (in the local hotels it was a very different matter!) or socially.