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The Idiom of the People

James Reeves: The Idiom of the People

James Reeves,
The Idiom of the People
English Traditional Verse from the Mss of Cecil Sharp
London: Heinemann, 1958

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Songs

  1. Adieu to Old England (Roud 1703; G/D 6:1083)
  2. An Alderman's Lady (Roud 2533)
  3. The Alphabet (Roud 4737)
  4. American Stranger (Roud 1081; G/D 7:1469)
  5. Arthur Bradley O (Roud 365)
  6. As I Walked Through the Meadows (Roud 594)
  7. As I Was Going to Banbury (Roud 2423)
  8. Banks of Claudy (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036)
  9. The Banks of Green Willow (Roud 172; Child 24; G/D 6:1225)
  10. The Basket of Eggs (Roud 377; G/D 2:307)
  11. Bessy Bingle (Roud 746)
  12. Billy Boy (Roud 326)
  13. Bird Starver's Cry (Roud 1730)
  14. Blow Away the Morning Dew (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301)
  15. Blow the Wind Whistling (Roud 472)
  16. The Boatsman and the Tailor (Roud 570; Laws Q8; G/D 7:1432)
  17. The Bold Grenadier (Roud 140; Laws P14)
  18. Bold Robinson (Roud 2411)
  19. The Brisk Young Bachelor (Roud 1572; G/D 7:1291)
  20. A Brisk Young Lover (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1169, 6:1170)
  21. The Broomfield Wager (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322)
  22. Cold Blow and a Rainy Night (Roud 135; G/D 4:778)
  23. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157)
  24. Dabbling in the Dew (Roud 298; G/D 4:812)
  25. The Dandy Man (Roud 15129)
  26. The Derby Ram (Roud 126; G/D 3:645)
  27. The Devil's in the Girl (Roud 1480)
  28. Down By a Riverside (Roud 564; Laws P18)
  29. No My Love Not I (Roud 1403)
  30. I'm a Day Too Young (Roud 1003; Laws P19)
  31. Down in My Garden (Roud 567; Laws P31; G/D 6:1199)
  32. The Female Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181)
  33. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496)
  34. Gentle Johnny My Jingalo (Roud 5586; G/D 7:1412)
  35. The German Flute (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444)
  36. Good Old Man (Roud 240)
  37. Gossip Joan (Roud 1039)
  38. Hares on the Mountains (Roud 329)
  39. A Harvest Song (Roud 1563)
  40. Haymaking Courtship (Roud 855)
  41. The Hazelbury Girl (Roud 364)
  42. Hecketty Pecketty (Roud 3459)
  43. High Germany (Roud 904; G/D 1:96)
  44. I'm Seventeen Come Sunday (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791)
  45. I Sowed Some Seeds (Roud 914)
  46. I've Been A-Roving (Roud 2821)
  47. I Wish I Had Never Known (Roud 1452)
  48. The Irish Girl (Roud 308; G/D 5:946; Henry H711)
  49. Jack Hall (Roud 369; Laws L5)
  50. Joan's Ale Was New (Roud 139; G/D 3:561)
  51. Jolly Old Hawk (Roud 1048)
  52. The Keeper (Roud 1519)
  53. The Kettle Smock (Roud 516)
  54. The Keys of Heaven (Roud 573)
  55. Lancashire Lass (Roud 4738)
  56. The Lark in the Morn (Roud 151)
  57. The London Man of War (Roud 690; G/D 1:41)
  58. Long and Wishing Eye (Roud 1437; Laws O9; G/D 5:966)
  59. Lord Thomas of Winesberry (Roud 64; Child 100; G/D 5:999)
  60. The Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180)
  61. Maid Freed from the Gallows (Roud 144; Child 95; G/D 2:248)
  62. Man of War (Roud 662)
  63. The Miller and the Lass (Roud 1128)
  64. Mowing the Barley (Roud 922)
  65. My Bonny Bonny Boy (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141)
  66. My Valentine (Roud 945; G/D 1:52)
  67. O Dear O (Roud 870; G/D 7:1367)
  68. O No John (Roud 146)
  69. Ripest Apples (Roud 146)
  70. On Monday Morning I Married a Wife (Roud 433; Laws Q6)
  71. Our Captain Cried All Hands (Roud 602)
  72. Our Goodman (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460)
  73. Pery Mery Winkle Domine (Roud 330)
  74. Poaching Song (Roud 299)
  75. Poor Nell (Roud 17773)
  76. The Poor Old Couple (Roud 491)
  77. Poor Old Horse (Roud 513)
  78. The Rambling Boy (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260; Henry H691)
  79. The Red Herring (Roud 128)
  80. The Rigs of London Town (Roud 868; G/D 2:299)
  81. Rosemary Lane (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429)
  82. Rout ot the Blues (Roud 21098)
  83. The Rover (Roud 1112)
  84. The Roving Journeyman (Roud 360; G/D 7:1397)
  85. The Sailor and the Soldier (Roud 350)
  86. Sailor Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26/B1; G/D 7:1404)
  87. Sailors They Are Such a Sort (Roud 4739)
  88. Salisbury Plain (Roud 1487)
  89. The Sea Captain (Roud 947; Laws Q12)
  90. Searching for Lambs (Roud 576; Henry H548)
  91. The Seeds of Love (Roud 914)
  92. The Sentry (Roud 178; G/D 7:1471)
  93. Sheep Stealer (Roud 2410)
  94. The Sign of the Bonny Blue Bell (Roud 579)
  95. Single Men's Warning (Roud 4744)
  96. Still Growing (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222)
  97. Sweet Primaroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841)
  98. The Tailor By His Trade (Roud 1588)
  99. There Was an Old Woman (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318)
  100. The Thrashing Machine (Roud 1491)
  101. The Three Cripples (Roud 2422)
  102. Three Maids A-Milking (Roud 290)
  103. Three Maids A-Rushing (Roud 899; G/D 7:1493)
  104. The Tree in the Wood (Roud 129; G/D 8:1668)
  105. The Turtle Dove (Roud 422)
  106. The Two Jovial Butchers (Roud 17; Laws L4; G/D 2:186)
  107. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 519; Laws L18; G/D 2:252)
  108. Waly Waly (Roud 87; Child 204)
  109. Well Done Liar (Roud 473; G/D 8:1703)
  110. When Shall We Get Married (Roud 313)
  111. Whistle Daughter Whistle (Roud 1570; G/D 7:1334)
  112. The Wife of Usher's Well (Roud 196; Child 79)
  113. William Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169)
  114. Willie's Courtship (Roud 4740)
  115. Young Barnswell (Roud 955)

Appendix

  1. Fragments of unidentified folk-songs, evidently authentic:
    1. Have You Seen My Love Pass By (Roud 816)
    2. It's How I Can Be Merry and Free (Roud 3458)
    3. O 'Twas of One Summer's Morning (Roud 1684)
  2. Examples of literaty or sophisticated pieces adopted into the popular repertoire:
    1. Logan's Bright Water (Roud 12614)
    2. Sweet Jenny of the Moor (Roud 581; Laws N34; G/D 5:1050)
    3. A Sweet Country Life (Roud 2406)
    4. Arise and Pick a Posy (Roud 2445)
    5. Rosetta and Her Gay Ploughboy (Roud 1060)
    6. In Haste (The Squire and the Maid) (Roud 1589)
  3. Squire Curtis (Roud 4741)
  4. Sheep Shearing (Roud 4743)

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The Everlasting Circle

James Reeves: The Everlasting Circle

James Reeves,
The Everlasting Circle
English Traditional Verse from the Mss of S. Baring-Gould, H.E.D. Hammond & George B. Gardiner
London: Heinemann, 1960

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Songs

  1. Abroad As I Was Walking (Roud 564; Laws P18; G/D 6:1188)
  2. All Fours (Roud 232)
  3. All Round My Hat (Roud 567; Laws P31; G/D 6:1199)
  4. As I Set Off to Turkey (Roud 1706; G/D 8:1701)
  5. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193)
  6. The Barley Rakings (Roud 1024)
  7. Betsy (Roud 156; Laws M20; G/D 6:1094)
  8. Bilberry Town (Roud 867; G/D 4:916)
  9. Blow Away Ye Morning Breezes (Roud 1025)
  10. A Bold Dragoon (In the Dragoon's Ride) (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470)
  11. The Bold Dragoon (My Father Is a Knight) (Roud 321; Laws M27)
  12. The Bold Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834)
  13. Boney (Roud 485)
  14. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155)
  15. The Broken Token (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201)
  16. Bryan-a-Linn (Roud 294)
  17. The Buffalo (Roud 1026)
  18. Bushes and Briars (Roud 1027)
  19. The Carpenter's Wife (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332)
  20. Catch Me If You Can (Roud 1028)
  21. The Cobbler (Roud 837)
  22. Come All You Lads and Lasses (Roud 1029)
  23. Creeping Jane (Roud 1012; Laws Q23)
  24. The Croppy Boy (Roud 1030; Laws J14)
  25. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157)
  26. Cupid the Ploughboy (Roud 986; Laws O7)
  27. Dabbling in the Dew (Roud 298; G/D 4:812)
  28. Death and the Lady (Roud 1031)
  29. The Death of Parker (Roud 1032)
  30. Deep in Love (Roud 18829)
  31. The Derby Ram (Roud 126; G/D 3:645)
  32. Derry Down Fair (Roud 171; G/D 7:1485)
  33. Dicky the Miller (Roud 1033)
  34. Died of Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1169, 6:1170)
  35. Eggs in Her Basket (Roud 377; G/D 2:307)
  36. The Everlasting Circle (Roud 129; G/D 8:1668)
  37. A Famous Farmer (Roud 18; Laws M32)
  38. Fare Thee Well, Cold Winter (Roud 1643)
  39. Fare Thee Well, My Own True Love (Roud 1035)
  40. Farewell He (Roud 803; Henry H504)
  41. Farewell to Kingsbridge (Roud 596)
  42. Farmyard Song (Roud 544; G/D 8:1666)
  43. The Foolish Boy (Roud 469; G/D 8:1696)
  44. The Forsaken Maiden (Roud 170)
  45. Four and Twenty Fiddlers (Roud 20211)
  46. The Frog and Mouse (Roud 16; G/D 8:1669)
  47. The Furze Field (Roud 1037)
  48. Gathering Rushes (Roud 831)
  49. Georgie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249)
  50. Go from My Window (Roud 966)
  51. The Golden Vanity (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37)
  52. Good Old Man (Roud 240)
  53. Gosport Beach (Roud 1038)
  54. Gossip Joan (Roud 1039)
  55. Green Besoms (Roud 910)
  56. Green Broom (Roud 379; G/D 5:950)
  57. The Green Bushes (Roud 1040; Laws P2)
  58. The Greenland Whale Fishery (Roud 347; Laws K21; G/D 1:9)
  59. The Grey Cock (Roud 21234)
  60. The Grey Hawk (Roud 293)
  61. The Gypsy Countess (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278)
  62. The Hal-an-Tow (Helston Furry Dance) (Roud 1520)
  63. Hares on the Mountain (Roud 329)
  64. High Germany (Roud 1445)
  65. The Highwayman (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260; Henry H691)
  66. Hunting the Hare (Roud 1041)
  67. I Am a Brisk Young Sailor (Roud 1042)
  68. I Am a Coachman (Roud 1043)
  69. I'm Going up to London (Roud 1044)
  70. I Live Not Where I Love (Roud 593)
  71. I Rode My Little Horse (Roud 1045)
  72. I Sowed Some Seeds (Roud 914)
  73. I Will Give My Love an Apple (Roud 330)
  74. If I Was a Blackbird (Roud 387)
  75. Illsdown Fair (Roud 137)
  76. 'Twas Through the Groves (Roud 607)
  77. Jinny Jan (Roud 1047)
  78. Jolly Old Hawk (Roud 1048)
  79. The Keys of Heaven (Roud 573)
  80. Lamkin (Roud 6; Child 93; G/D 2:187)
  81. The Lark in the Morn (Roud 151)
  82. The Lawyer (Roud 922)
  83. Let the Hills and Valleys Be Covered with Snow (Roud 22620)
  84. Love It Is Pleasing (Roud 1049)
  85. The Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180)
  86. The Loyal Lover (Roud 578)
  87. The Maid Freed from the Gallows (Roud 144; Child 95; G/D 2:248)
  88. Maria and William (Roud 1478)
  89. Mathew the Miller (Roud 1050)
  90. May and December (Roud 1051)
  91. Me and Five More (Roud 519; Laws L18; G/D 2:252)
  92. The Miners (Roud 877)
  93. The Molecatcher (Roud 1052)
  94. My Own Father Forced Me (Roud 405; Laws M3)
  95. My Valentine (Roud 945; G/D 1:52)
  96. New Garden Fields (Roud 1054)
  97. O Shepherd, O Shepherd (Roud 1055; G/D 7:1513)
  98. Oh As I Was A-Walking (Roud 1056)
  99. Old Mother Crawley (Roud 1057)
  100. One Man Shall Mow My Meadow (Roud 143)
  101. Open the Window (Roud 672)
  102. Our Ship She Lies in Harbour (Roud 1011)
  103. The Owslebury Lads (Roud 17212)
  104. Padstow May Song (Roud 305)
  105. Polly Oliver's Rambles (Roud 367; Laws N14)
  106. Poor Old Horse (Roud 513)
  107. Queen of the May (Roud 594)
  108. The Ragged Beggar Man (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274; Henry H183)
  109. The Rambling Sailor (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477)
  110. The Red Herring (Roud 128)
  111. Ripest Apples (Roud 542; G/D 8:1588)
  112. Rosemary Lane (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429)
  113. The Royal Light Dragoon (Roud 1323)
  114. Sailor Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26/B1; G/D 7:1404)
  115. The Saucy Sailor Boy (Roud 531; Laws K38; G/D 1:49)
  116. The Seeds of Love (Sprig of Thyme) (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180)
  117. Seventeen Come Sunday (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791)
  118. The Shoemaker's Kiss (Roud 3807; G/D 1:50)
  119. The Silly Doe (Roud 17213)
  120. Sing Ovy, Sing Ivy (Roud 21093)
  121. Sir Hugh (Roud 73; Child 155)
  122. Some Rival Has Stolen (Roud 587)
  123. The Sprig of May (Roud 2452)
  124. The Squire and the Fair Maid
  125. Strawberry Fair (Roud 173)
  126. The Streams of Lovely Nancy (Roud 688)
  127. Sweet William (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245)
  128. The Tailor and the Crow (Roud 891)
  129. Tailor and Louse (Roud 16577)
  130. The Goes a Man Just Gone Along (Roud 1355)
  131. Three Maids A-Milking (Roud 290)
  132. Three Maids A-Rushing (Roud 899; G/D 7:1493)
  133. Tinker, Tailor (Roud 802; G/D 7:1378)
  134. The Trees They Are So High (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222)
  135. Twankydillo (Roud 2409)
  136. The Unquiet Grave (Roud 51; Child 78)
  137. The Wanton Seed (Roud 17230)
  138. What Did Your Sailor Leave? (Roud 2546)
  139. Willie o' Winsbury (Roud 64; Child 100; G/D 5:999)
  140. Young Barnable (Roud 955)
  141. Young Johnny Was a Ploughboy (Roud 17772)
  142. Young Johnson (Roud 12718)

Appendix I: Fragments

  1. Flowers of the Valley (Roud 26; Child 11)
  2. Little Miss Nancy (Roud 1071)
  3. Oh Dickey, o Dickey (Roud 1069)
  4. The Virgin's Wreath (Roud 1070)

Appendix II

  1. The Keeper (Roud 1519)