Mudcat Café message #4032197 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4032197
Posted By: Steve Gardham
04-Feb-20 - 10:35 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Wow, Jack!
Please tell us more. Start a new thread if necessary. I'm drooling. Bruce on Motherwell!

One thing we need to remember when discussing these earlier Scottish collectors, even the later ones actually (Greig) relied heavily on others sending them material, and even paid others to go out and collect for them. For instance Motherwell had Crawfurd who was paid, and in turn Crawfurd paid McQueen whose own family sang ballads. I think it was McQueen (I could easily check) who was known to take English versions and Scottify them. (No, I need to be clearer here, he was known to take versions in Standard English that he'd collected in the area and Scottify them).