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Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Bushes and Briars

Roy Palmer (editor)
Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams
London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1983
ISBN 0 460 04558 X

Bushes and Briars
Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Llanerch Publishers, 1989
ISBN 0 186143 072 8

The Songs

Berkshire

  1. The Pride of Kildare (Roud 962; Laws P6)

Buckinghamshire

  1. I Had One Man (Roud 143)
  2. Bonnie Susie Cleland (Roud 45; Child 65)

Cambridgeshire

  1. May Song (Roud 305)
  2. Lord Ellenwater (Roud 89; Child 208)
  3. The Keeper (Roud 1519)
  4. The Lousy Tailor (Roud 1528)
  5. The Nine Joys of Mary (Roud 278)

Cumberland

  1. Blackwell Merry Night (Roud 1529)
  2. Geordie Gill (Roud 1536)
  3. King Roger (Roud 707)

Derbyshire

  1. Down in Yon Forest (Roud 1523)

Durham

  1. The Green Bed (Roud 276; Laws K36; G/D 1:48; Henry H779)
  2. Franklin's Crew (Roud 487; Laws K9; G/D 1:16; Henry H815)
  3. Brennan on the Moor (Roud 476; Laws L7; G/D 2:258)

Essex

  1. Bushes and Briars (Roud 1027)
  2. The Golden Glove (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524)
  3. The Cambric Shirt (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329)
  4. New Garden Fields (Roud 1054)
  5. The Old Garden Gate (Roud 419; Henry H593)
  6. Robin Hood and the Pedlar (Roud 333; Child 132)
  7. The Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834)
  8. Keepers and Poachers (Roud 851)
  9. The Merry Green Broom Fields (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135)
  10. Fountains Flowing (Roud 602)
  11. The Jolly Harrin' (Roud 128; TYG 31)

Hampshire

  1. The Buffalo (Roud 1026)
  2. Elwina of Waterloo (Roud 1566)
  3. Long Lankin, or, Young Lambkin (Roud 6; Child 93; G/D 2:187; Henry H735)
  4. The Constant Lovers (Roud 993; Laws O41; G/D 6:1093; Henry H634)
  5. The Banks of Green Willow (Roud 172; Child 24; G/D 6:1225)
  6. Robin Hood and the Three Squires (Roud 71; Child 140; G/D 2:243)
  7. Fare Ye Well, Lovely Nancy (Roud 527; Laws K14; Henry H755)
  8. Jockey and Jenny (Roud 1556)
  9. God Bless the Master (Roud 1066)
  10. Pretty Nancy (Roud 407)
  11. Nelson's Monument (Roud 1552)
  12. The Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180)
  13. The Drowned Sailor (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20; TYG 7)

Herefordshire

  1. Riding Down to Portsmouth (Roud 1534)
  2. On Christmas Day (Roud 1078)
  3. Dives and Lazarus (Roud 477; Child 56)
  4. The Carnal and the Crane (Roud 306; Child 55)
  5. The Bitter Withy (Roud 452)
  6. The Rocks of Scilly (Roud 388; Laws K8)
  7. A Brisk Young Sailor (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1169, 6:1170; Henry H683)
  8. The Myrtle Tree (Roud 954)
  9. The Blacksmith (Roud 816)
  10. The Drowsy Sleeper (Roud 22620, 22621; Laws M4)
  11. O Who Is That? (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783)
  12. Wassail Song (Roud 209)

Kent

  1. Orange and Blue (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138; Henry H165ab)

Norfolk

  1. The Captain's Apprentice (Roud 835)
  2. Ward the Pirate (Roud 224; Child 287; G/D 1:39)
  3. Spurn Point (Roud 599; TYG 67)
  4. John Reilly (Roud 270; Laws M8; G/D 1:22; Henry H468)
  5. Young Henry the Poacher (Roud 221)
  6. Edward Jorgen (Roud 1537)
  7. Just As the Tide Was Flowing (Roud 1105)
  8. The Cumberland's Crew (Roud 707)
  9. The Loss of the Ramillies (Roud 523; Laws K1; G/D 1:28)
  10. John Raeburn (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535; Henry H151)
  11. A Dream of Napoleon (Roud 1538)
  12. The Tarry Sailor (Roud 1454)
  13. Homeward Bound (Roud 18905)
  14. Lovely on the Water (Roud 1539)
  15. The Holly Twig (Roud 433; Laws Q6)
  16. Bold Carter (Roud 811)
  17. Trot Away (Roud 1540)
  18. Liverpool Play (Roud 690; G/D 1:41; Henry H560)
  19. The Man of Birmingham Town (Roud 665)
  20. Horse Race Song (Roud 1392)
  21. Bonny Robin (Roud 1396)
  22. The Keys of My Heart (Roud 573)

Northumberland

  1. Lullaby (Roud 8885)
  2. Willy Foster (Roud 1359)

Somerset

  1. Bizzoms (Roud 910)

Suffolk

  1. Eggleston Hall (Roud 383)
  2. Wild and Wicked Youth (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260; Henry H691)
  3. The Royal George (Roud 2529)
  4. Jack Tar (Roud 919; Laws K39)
  5. Lovely Joan (Roud 592)
  6. The Dew Is on the Gras (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301)
  7. The Basket of Eggs (Roud 377; G/D 2:307)
  8. Broad-Striped Trousers (Roud 427)
  9. The Red Running Rue (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180)
  10. The Barley Straw (Roud 19112)

Surrey

  1. The Land of Kilkenny (Roud 1451)
  2. The Ranter Parson (Roud 2530)
  3. High Germany (Roud 1445)
  4. The Sailor Boy (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245)
  5. Horn Fair (Roud 2482)
  6. The Grenadier and the Lady (Roud 140; Laws P14; TYG 34)
  7. The Ploughboy's Dream (Roud 1545; G/D 3:48911)
  8. Hunting Song (Roud 2531)

Sussex

  1. The Lawyer (Roud 922)
  2. All Things Are Quite Silent (Roud 2532)
  3. The Carter (Roud 2408)
  4. Early, Early in the Spring (Roud 152; Laws M1; G/D 1:51)
  5. Hurricane Wind (Roud 997)
  6. The Turtle Dove (Roud 422)
  7. The Pretty Ploughboy (Roud 186; Laws M24; G/D 1:170; Henry H105)
  8. The Witty Lass of London (Roud 2533)
  9. The Young Servant Man (Roud 539; Laws M15; G/D 5:1003; Henry H668)
  10. Cloddy Banks (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036; Henry H5, H693)
  11. Cupid the Ploughboy (Roud 986; Laws O7)
  12. The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151)
  13. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a)
  14. The Gallant Rainbow (Roud 492; Laws N4; G/D 1:180)
  15. The Rambling Sailor (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477)
  16. Duke William (Roud 1544)
  17. Creeping Jane (Roud 1012; Laws Q23)
  18. Through Moorfield (Roud 605; G/D 6:1079)
  19. The Convict's Lamentation (Roud 2537)
  20. The Cheshire Gate (Roud 1543)

Wiltshire

  1. An Acre of Land (Roud 21093; TYG 23)
  2. Through the Groves (Roud 1046; TYG 55)

Yorkshire

  1. Young William (Roud 2535)
  2. I Married a Wife (Roud 2536)
  3. The Milkmaids (Roud 290)
  4. I Courted an Old Man (Roud 210)