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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

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

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

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

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

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

Various Artists, The Muckle Sangs (Scottish Tradition 5), LP, Tangent TNGM 119, 1975, CD, Greentrax CDTRAX 9005, 1992

Various Artists, Ballads, CD, Fellside FECD110, 1997

Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre, Ballad Tree, CD, Tradition Bearers LTCD1051, 20o3

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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