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Francis James Child
The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (1882-1898)

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads Volume 1

Francis James Child,
The English and Scottish Popular Ballads
in five volumes
New York: Dover, 1965.
Northfield: Loomis House Press, 2001-2011.

Albums of (mostly) Child Ballads

A.L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Volume I, 2 LP, Riverside RLP 12-621/622, 1956

--, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Volume II, 2 LP, Riverside RLP 12-623/624, 1956

--, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Volume III, 2 LP, Riverside RLP 12-625/626, 1956

--, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Volume IV, 2 LP, Riverside RLP 12-627/628, 1956

Note: These albums have been re-released in the 1960s as The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Volumes 1-8, 8 LP, Washington WLP 715 - WLP 722

Various Artists, The Child Ballads 1 (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 4), LP, Caedmon TC1145, 1961; Topic 12T160, 1968; CD, Rounder 1775, 2000

Various Artists, The Child Ballads 2 (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 5), LP, Caedmon TC1146, 1961; Topic 12T161, 1968; CD, Rounder 1776, 2000

Lucy Stewart, Traditional Singer from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Vol. 1 - Child Ballads, LP, Folkways FG 3519, 1961

Ewan MacColl, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 1—Child Ballads, LP, Folkways FG 3509, 1961

Ewan MacColl, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 2—Child Ballads, LP, Folkways FG 3510, 1964

Ewan MacColl, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 3—Child Ballads, LP, Folkways FG 3511, 1964

A.L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl, English and Scottish Folk Ballads, LP, Topic 12T103, 1964

Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Blood & Roses Volume 1 (Blackthorne ESB79) Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Blood & Roses Volume 1 (Blackthorne CD79) Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Blood & Roses Volume 1, LP, Blackthorne ESB 79, 1979; Camsco Blackthorn CD 79; 2006

Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Blood & Roses Volume 2 (Blackthorne ESB80) Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Blood & Roses Volume 2 (Blackthorne CD80) Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Blood & Roses Volume 2, LP, Blackthorne ESB 80, 1982; Camsco Blackthorn CD 80; 2006

Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Blood & Roses Volume 3 (Blackthorne ESB81) Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Blood & Roses Volume 3 (Blackthorne CD81) Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Blood & Roses Volume 3, LP, Blackthorne ESB 81, 1982; Camsco Blackthorn CD 81; 2006

Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Blood & Roses Volume 4 (Blackthorne ESB82) Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Blood & Roses Volume 4 (Blackthorne CD82) Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Blood & Roses Volume 4, LP, Blackthorne ESB 82, 1986; Camsco Blackthorn CD 82; 2006

Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Blood & Roses Volume 5 (Blackthorne ESB83) Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Blood & Roses Volume 5 (Blackthorne CD83) Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Blood & Roses Volume 5, LP, Blackthorne ESB 83, 1986; Camsco Blackthorn CD 83; 2006

The Muckle Sangs (Greentrax CDTRAX9005) Various Artists, The Muckle Sangs (Scottish Tradition 5), LP, Tangent TNGM 119, 1975, CD, Greentrax CDTRAX9005, 1992

Ballads (Fellside FECD110) Various Artists, Ballads, CD, Fellside FECD110, 1997

Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre: Ballad Tree (Tradition Bearers LTCD1051) Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre, Ballad Tree, CD, Tradition Bearers LTCD1051, 2003

Katherine Campbell: The Songs of Amelia and Jane Harris (Springthyme SPRCD 1041) Katherine Campbell, The Songs of Amelia and Jane Harris, CD, Springthyme SPRCD 1041, 2004

Brian Peters: Songs of Trial and Triumph (Pugwash PUG CD 007) Brian Peters, Songs of Trial and Triumph, CD, Pugwash PUG CD 007, 2008

Ewan MacColl: Ballads (Topic TSCD576D) Ewan MacColl, Ballads: Murder·Intrigue·Love·Discord, 2 CD, Topic TSCD576D, 2009

A.L. Lloyd: Bramble Briars and Beams of the Sun (Fellside FECD219) A.L. Lloyd, Bramble Briars and Beams of the Sun, 2 CD, Fellside FECD240, 2011

Note: These two albums are CD reissues of ballads from the 1956 Riverside albums.

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer: Child Ballads (Wilderland WILDER 002) Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Child Ballads, CD, Wilderland WILDER 002, 2013

Texts

There used to be texts for a few Child Ballads in this place but there is not much sense in doubling the work that has been done on the net in several places. I have replaced them with links to Wikisource in the head of the individual song pages, see e.g. Child 1, Riddles Wisely Expounded.

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