Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Max Hunter on Punctuation

The following statement is included in Songs: Volume 10 of the Max Hunter Collection.

You may by this time be critical of the way I have puncuated my transcriptions of the songs. It is my belief, that my job is to get the words off of the tape the best way that I can and know how. It takes about ten (10) to twelve (12) hours to take the words off of the tape and this is done by the use of a pencil so that I can erase when I have to. Then, from this I type the transcription. This is one "hell" of a job. So, since I am doing the work, I'll punctuate the way I want to.