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Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland

Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland (Musical Traditions MTCD254)

Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger:
Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland
Songs collected in 1962-1976

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977, 2016, ISBN 9781138183896;
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1977, ISBN 9780870491917;
Musical Traditions Records MTCD254 (digital book on CD-ROM, UK, 2015)

Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland (Musical Traditions MTCD254)

Child Ballads

  1. The Elfin Knight (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329)
  2. Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163)
  3. The Twa Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213)
  4. Lord Randall (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814)
  5. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13; TYG 35)
  6. Babylon (Roud 27; Child 14; G/D 2:199)
  7. The Broomfield Hill (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135)
  8. Young Beichan (Roud 40; Child 53; G/D 5:1023; Henry H470)
  9. Lord Lovel (Roud 48; Child 75; G/D 6:1232)
  10. The Lass of Roch Royal (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226)
  11. Bonny Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236)
  12. The Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; Child 92, Appendix; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180)
  13. The Famous Flower of Serving Men (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163)
  14. Sir Hugh (Roud 73; Child 155)
  15. The Bonny House o' Airlie (Roud 794; Child 199; G/D 2:233)
  16. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249)
  17. The Braes o' Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215)
  18. The Jolly Beggar (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274)
  19. The Gaberlunzie Man (Roud 118; Child 279, Appendix)

Additional Traditional Ballads

  1. Brake of Briars (Roud 18; Laws M32)
  2. The Laird of the Denty Doon Bye (Roud 864; G/D 7:1488)
  3. Mother, Mother Make My Bed (Roud 45; Child 65)
  4. Long A-Growing (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222)
  5. The Three Butchers (Roud 17; Laws L4; G/D 2:186; Henry H185)

Faithful Lovers

  1. Sweet William (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245)
  2. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232)
  3. The Sailor's Return (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201)
  4. MacDonald's Return to Glencoe (Roud 515; Laws N39; G/D 5:1044; Henry H655)
  5. The Lass o' Glencoe (Roud 3923)
  6. Still I Love Him (Roud 654; TYG 33)
  7. If I Was a Blackbird (Roud 387; Henry H79)
  8. The Yellow Handkerchief (Roud 954, 1081)
  9. Busk, Busk, Bonnie Lassie (Roud 832; G/D 5:1053)
  10. The Courting Coat (Roud 516; G/D 4:787)
  11. The Walnut Girl (Roud 2520)

Erotic Songs

  1. All Fours (Roud 232)
  2. The Jolly Barber Lad (Roud 2515)
  3. The Molecatcher (Roud 1052)
  4. Featherin' Oot and In (Roud 2519)
  5. Ring Dang Doo (Roud 1880)
  6. Aye She Likit the Ae Nicht (Roud 135; G/D 4:778)
  7. My Faither was Hung for Sheep-Stealing (Roud 872)

Casual Encounters

  1. Rosemary Lane (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429; TYG 10)
  2. Seventeen Come Sunday (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152)
  3. The Lady and the Soldier (Roud 140; Laws P14; TYG 34)
  4. Where Gadie Rins (Roud 5404)
  5. The Overgate (Roud 866)
  6. The Oyster Girl (Roud 875; Laws Q13; G/D 2:304; Henry H725)
  7. Eggs in Her Basket (Roud 377; G/D 2:307)
  8. The Bird in the Bush (Roud 290)

Hesitant Lovers

  1. Caroline of Edinburgh Town (Roud 398; Laws P27; G/D 6:1151; Henry H148)
  2. The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe (Roud 562; Laws P7; Henry H84, H688)
  3. The Braes of Strathblane (Roud 1096; G/D 6:1132)

Unfaithful Lovers

  1. The Seeds of Love (Sprig of Thyme) (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180)
  2. Died for Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1169, 6:1170; Henry H683)
  3. The Blacksmith (Roud 816)
  4. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479)
  5. The Fales-Hearted Lover (Roud 954)
  6. Blue-Eyed Lover (Roud 16637)
  7. False, False Hae Ye Been to Me, My Love (Roud 8276)
  8. My Love Lays Cold Beneath My Feet (Roud 2513)
  9. Green Grows the Laurels (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138; Henry H165ab)
  10. I Went to Mass on Sunday (Roud 454; G/D 6:1192; Henry H625)
  11. The Bonnie Irish Boy (Roud 565; Laws P26; G/D 6:1080; Henry H168)
  12. The Girl I Left Behind (Roud 262; Laws P1; G/D 5:1059; Henry H188)
  13. Green Bushes (Roud 1040; Laws P2; Henry H143)
  14. Too Young (Roud 564; Laws P18)
  15. The Banks of Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841)
  16. The Bonnie Green Tree (Roud 2512; Laws P19; Henry H794)
  17. Sheep-Crook and Black Dog (Roud 948; Henry H30a)
  18. The Fatal Snowstorm (Roud 175; Laws P20; G/D 6:1176)
  19. The Banks of Red Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444)
  20. The Butcher Boy (Roud 409; Laws P24)
  21. Oxford City (Roud 218; Laws P30; G/D 2:210)
  22. The Wexford Girl (Roud 263; Laws P35; G/D 2:200)
  23. Camden Town (Roud 564; Laws P18)

Family Opposition to Lovers

  1. Erin's Lovely Home (Roud 1427; Laws M6; G/D 6:1098; Henry H46)
  2. My Father's Servant Boy (Roud 1910; Laws M11; Henry H198)
  3. Locks and Bolts (Roud 406; Laws M13; G/D 5:1012)
  4. All Over Those Hills (Roud 24140)
  5. Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396)
  6. Alan MacLean (Roud 2511; G/D 7:1403)

Soldiers and Sailors

  1. The Rainbow (Roud 492; Laws N4; G/D 1:180)
  2. Jamie Foyers (Roud 1941; G/D 1:106)
  3. The Bonnie Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155)
  4. McCaffery (Roud 1148)
  5. The Deserter from Kent (Roud 2510)

Crime and Criminals

  1. MacPherson's Farewell (Roud 2160; G/D 3:697)
  2. The Highwayman Outwitted (Roud 2638; Laws L2)
  3. Whiskey in the Jar (Roud 533; Laws L13A; Henry H792)
  4. Captain Grant (Roud 1286)
  5. The Boston Burglar (Roud 261; Laws L16; G/D 2:260; Henry H691)
  6. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 519; Laws L18; G/D 2:252)
  7. Jamie Raeburn (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535; Henry H151)
  8. The Isle of France (Roud 1575)
  9. Thornaby Woods (Roud 222)
  10. Big Jimmie Drummond (Roud 2506)
  11. The First Day in October (Roud 24141)
  12. The Prisoner's Song (Roud 5122, 8122)
  13. Twenty-One Years (Roud 2248; Laws E16)

Rural Life

  1. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559)
  2. We Dear Labouring Men (Roud 1394)
  3. All Jolly Fellows That Handles the Plough (Roud 346; G/D 3:418)
  4. The Feein' Time (Roud 2517)
  5. The Tattie-Liftin' (Roud 2162)
  6. The Hash o' Bennygak (Roud 1527)
  7. Nicky Tams (Roud 1875)
  8. The Dying Ploughboy (Roud 2514; G/D 3:700)

Humorous and Miscellaneous

  1. Sheelicks (Roud 2518; G/D 3:614)
  2. The Ale-Wife and her Barrel (Roud 6031; G/D 3:555)
  3. Hooly and Fairly (Roud 5654; G/D 3:584)
  4. Erin-Go-Bragh (Ireland Forever) (Roud 1627; Laws Q20; G/D 2:236)
  5. The Wild Rover (Roud 1173; G/D 7:1480)
  6. Creeping Jane (Roud 1012; Laws Q23)
  7. The Penny Wager (Roud 393)
  8. King William and the Keeper (Roud 853)
  9. The Sailor Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26/B1; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680)
  10. The Jolly Herring (Roud 128; TYG 31)
  11. Paddy Backwards (Roud 1687)
  12. The Hop-Pickers' Tragedy (Roud 1729)
  13. The Little Chimney Sweep (Roud 1549)
  14. The Little Beggar Boy (Roud 6355)
  15. Little Poppa Rich (Roud 16639)
  16. Twa and Twa (Roud 5407)

Travelling Life

  1. The Two Gypsy Girls (Roud 24142)
  2. Diddling Songs
  3. The Moss o Burreldale (Roud 1876)
  4. Jal Along (Roud 24143)
  5. Mandi Went to Poov the Grais (Roud 852)
  6. The Atching Tan Song (Roud 1732)
  7. Hi, Bara Manishee (Roud 6330)