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Thread #157878   Message #4033880
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
12-Feb-20 - 02:10 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Bearman conducted his own analysis of Sharp's editing practices, looking for example at Series 4 of Folk Songs From Somerset.

He found 11 songs with only minor alterations of the text printed as collected, one of which was wholly as collected. He found 8 songs where the text had been augmented either by material from other singers or from printed texts. He found 4 cases of major alteration. He found 2 examples of 'compilations'. He then examines examples of Sharp's best and worst practices.

See page 173.