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The Seeds of Love

Stephen Sedley: The Seeds of Love

Stephen Sedley (editor)
The Seeds of Love
A comprehensive anthology of folk songs of the British Isles
London: Essex Music Limited in association with the EFDSS, 1977

The Songs

The songs are referenced by page numbers.

Part One: Boy Meets Girl

  1. The Hunt Is Up (Roud V18819)
  2. The Maid of Tottenham (Roud 364)
  3. Fair Maid of Islington (Roud 168)
  4. Ratcliffe Highway (Roud 2624)
  5. Jack the Jolly Tar (Roud 511; Laws K40)
  6. Maggie May (Roud 1757)
  7. Home Boyes Home (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429; TYG 10)
  8. The Bold Grenadier (Roud 140; Laws P14; TYG 34)
  9. The Trooper and the Maid (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470)
  10. The Keach in the Creel (Roud 120; Child 281; G/D 2:317; Henry H201)
  11. The Beggar Man (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274)
  12. The Jolly Beggar (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274)
  13. The Tinker (Roud 863)
  14. O No John (Roud 146)
  15. For A' That (Roud V8676)

Part Two: Courting

  1. The Waggoner (Roud 3480)
  2. Cushie Butterfield (Roud 3504)
  3. Captain Wedderburn's Courtship (Roud 36; Child 46; G/D 4:842; Henry H681)
  4. The Gardener (Roud 339; Child 219; G/D 4:840)
  5. Ripest Apples (Roud 542; G/D 8:1588)
  6. The Grey Cock (Roud 179; Child 248; Henry H699)
  7. Night Visiting Song (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783)
  8. Go from My Window (Roud 966)
  9. The Drowsy Sleeper (Roud 22620; Laws M4; Henry H722)
  10. I Will Put My Ship In Order (Roud 402; G/D 4:792)
  11. Cold Haily Rainy Night (Roud 135; G/D 4:778)
  12. Blow the Candles Out (Roud 368; Laws P17; G/D 4:788)
  13. The Molecatcher (Roud 1052)

Part Three: Desire Is a Witch

  1. Supper Isna Ready (Roud 2577)
  2. Gie the Lass Her Fairing (RoudBS B67646)
  3. I Rede You Beware o' the Ripples (Roud V38516)
  4. The Ranting Dog (Roud V5348)
  5. Green Grow the Rushes (Roud 2772; G/D 7:1297)
  6. Rob Roy (Roud 340; Child 225)
  7. Gypsy Laddie (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124)
  8. Blow Away the Morning Dew (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301)
  9. Sweet Joan (Roud 1624)
  10. The Cluster of Nuts (Roud 1261)
  11. The Handsome Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181)
  12. Navvy Boots (Roud 516; G/D 4:787)
  13. Young Rambleaway (Roud 171; G/D 7:1485)
  14. Rolling in the Dew (Roud 298; G/D 4:812)
  15. Three Maids A-Milking (Roud 290)
  16. Hares on the Mountain (Roud 329)
  17. Reynardine (Roud 397; Laws P15; G/D 2:333)
  18. The Broomfield Wager (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135)
  19. (The Downfall of) William Grismond (Roud V39057)
  20. The Cruel Miller (Roud 263; Laws P35; G/D 2:200)
  21. Young Benjie (Roud 3911; Child 86)
  22. Little Musgrave (Roud 52; Child 81)

Part Four: Lost Love

  1. The Shearing's Not for You (Roud 4845; G/D 7:1486)
  2. When I Was Noo But Sweet Sixteen (Roud 5138)
  3. Under Her Apron (Roud 899; G/D 7:1493)
  4. Bird in a Cage (Roud 419)
  5. I Wish, I Wish (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1169, 6:1170; Henry H683)
  6. Sheffield Park (Roud 860)
  7. The Irish Girl (Roud 308; G/D 5:946; Henry H711)
  8. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479)
  9. Sweet William (Sweet William's a-mourning among the rush) (Roud 911)
  10. Johnny Has Gone (Roud 911)
  11. Green Grows the Laurel (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138; Henry H165ab, H624)
  12. Must I Be Bound? (Roud 18829; Henry H218ab)
  13. The Bonny Boy (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141; Henry H215)
  14. Turtle Dove (Roud 422)
  15. Mary Ann (Roud 4438)
  16. Once I Had a True Love (Roud 170)
  17. The Lass of Loch Royan (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226)
  18. The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180)
  19. The Sprig of Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180)
  20. Saint Valentine's Day [sung by Ophelia in Hamlet]
  21. Valentine's Day (Roud 945; G/D 1:52)
  22. The Recruited Collier (Roud 3503)
  23. The False Bride (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198)
  24. Love Is Pleasing (Roud 1049)
  25. High Germany (Roud 904; G/D 1:96)
  26. The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84)

Part Five: A Step Too Low

  1. False Young Man (Roud 419)
  2. The Water Is Wide (Roud 87; Child 204)
  3. Waly Waly (James Douglas) (Roud 87; Child 204)
  4. O Johnny Johnny (Henry H16)
  5. Bushes and Briars (Roud 1027)
  6. Our Captain Calls (Roud 602)
  7. A Blacksmith Courted Me (Roud 816)
  8. Mormond Braes (Roud 2171; G/D 6:1142)

Part Six: The Cold Clay

  1. How Shall I Your True Love Know? (Roud V18911)
  2. Lowlands (Roud 681; Henry H469)
  3. Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180)
  4. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496)
  5. The Trooper Cut Down (Roud 2; Laws Q26/B1; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680)
  6. Clerk Saunders (Roud 3855; Child 69)
  7. Hugh the Graeme (Roud 84; Child 191; G/D 2:271)
  8. The Dowie Dens of Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215)
  9. Still Growing (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222)
  10. The Unquiet Grave (Roud 51; Child 78)
  11. Rare Willie (Roud 206; Child 215; G/D 6:1227)
  12. Lord Randal (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814)
  13. The Trumpeter of Fyvie (Roud 98; Child 233; G/D 5:1018)
  14. Lord Ingram and Child Wyet (Roud 46; Child 66)
  15. Lord Thomas and Fair Annet (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212)
  16. The Demon Lover (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332)
  17. Villikins and Dinah (Roud 271; Laws M31A/B; G/D 2:211)

Part Seven: it's Better to Stay Single

  1. My Good Old Man (Roud 240)
  2. Our Goodman (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460; Henry H21ab)
  3. Rocking the Cradle (Roud 357)
  4. The Blind Man He Could See (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318; Henry H174; TYG 6)
  5. The Farmer's Curst Wife (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320)
  6. Buy Broom Besoms (Roud 1627; G/D 3:489, Henry H17a)
  7. The Sandgate Lass's Lament (Roud 3170)
  8. When I Was a Maid (Roud 894)
  9. Maids When You're Young (Roud 210)
  10. My Husband Got No Courage (Roud 870; G/D 7:1367)
  11. Duncan Gray (Roud 8688)

Part Eight: True Love

  1. Sandgate Dandling Song [Robert Nunn]
  2. The Ploughman (Roud 5582; G/D 3:451)
  3. Still I Love Him (Roud 654; TYG 33)
  4. Richie's Lady (Roud 97; Child 232; G/D 5:1051)
  5. Glenlogie (Roud 101; Child 238; G/D 5:973)
  6. Thomas of Winesbury (Roud 64; Child 100; G/D 5:999; Henry H221)
  7. John Anderson (Roud 16967)