Child Ballads
The Child Ballads are 305 traditional ballads from England and Scotland and their American variants, collected by Francis James Child during the second half of the 19th century. Their lyrics and Child...
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Music of Scotland
Scotland is internationally known for its traditional music, which has remained vibrant throughout the 21st century, when many traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music. In spite of emi...
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The First Nowell
"The First Noel" (also written "The First Noël" and "The First Nowell") is a traditional classical English Christmas carol, most likely from the 18th century, although possibly earlier. The word Noel ...
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Scarborough Fair (ballad)
"Scarborough Fair" is a traditional English ballad about the Yorkshire town of Scarborough.The song relates the tale of a young man who instructs the listener to tell his former love to perform for hi...
The Bramble Briar
"The Bramble Briar", "The Merchant's Daughter" or "In Bruton Town" (Roud 18; Laws M32) is a traditional English folk murder ballad that tells the story of how two brothers murder a servant who is cour...
The Three Butchers
"The Three Butchers", "Bold Johnson", "Dixon and Johnson" or "Johnson-Jinkson" (Roud # 17; Laws L4) is a traditional English folk ballad telling the story of how two or three butchers defeat seven or ...
Yma o Hyd
Yma o Hyd (English: Still Here) is a patriotic song in the Welsh language released by Dafydd Iwan in 1981. The historian and Welsh nationalist politician Dr. Gwynfor Evans is said to have given him th...
White Summer
"White Summer" is a guitar instrumental by English rock guitarist Jimmy Page, which incorporates Indian and Arabic musical influences. It was initially recorded and performed with the Yardbirds and l...
The Bonny Lass of Anglesey
The Bonny Lass of Anglesey is Child ballad 220.
Fifteen English lords come to the king "To dance and win the victory." In this context "dance" refers to a sword duel or fight not the modern meanin...
The White Rose (song)
The White Rose is a traditional Cornish folk song, the chorus of which appeared in the film Ladies in Lavender (2005). The song remains popular and has been recorded by many of the Cornish male voice ...
Brown Adam
Brown Adam is Child ballad 98.
Brown Adam, a smith, is exiled from his family. He builds a house in the woods for himself and his lady. One day, he goes hunting. He returns home to find his lad...
Trampled Under Foot
"Trampled Under Foot" is a song by English rock group Led Zeppelin, featured on their 1975 album Physical Graffiti.
The lyrics were inspired by blues musician Robert Johnson's 1936 "Terraplane Blu...
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Flowers of the Forest
A lament for the army of James IV, the flower of Scottish manhood, slain with their king on the field of Flodden, September 1513.Flowers of the Forest is an ancient Scottish folk tune commemorating th...
Waulking song
Waulking songs (Scots Gaelic: Òrain Luaidh) are Scottish folk songs, traditionally sung in the Gaelic language by women while waulking cloth. This practice involved a group of people beating newly wov...
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The Sprig of Thyme
Sprig of Thyme, The Seeds of Love, Maiden’s Lament, Garners Gay, Let No Man Steal Your Thyme or Rue (Roud #3) is a traditional British and Irish folk Ballad that uses fairly obvious botanical and othe...
Christopher White (ballad)
"Christopher White" is #108 of the Child Ballads, the collection of 305 ballads from England and Scotland, and their American variants, collected by Francis James Child in the late nineteenth century....
Camborne Hill
Camborne Hill (Cornish: Bre a Gammbronn) is a Cornish song that celebrates Richard Trevithick's historic steam engine ride up Camborne Hill, (Tehidy Road up Fore Street) to Beacon on Christmas Eve...
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Bonnie George Campbell
Bonnie James Campbell or Bonnie George Campbell is Child ballad 210. The ballad tells of man who has gone off to fight, but only his horse returns. The name differs across variants. Several names hav...
From Clare to Here
"From Clare to Here" is a ballad about Irish emigration written by Ralph McTell. It has also been recorded by The Furey Brothers & Davey Arthur on the 1977 album Emigrant; by Nanci Griffith and Pe...
Blancheflour and Jollyflorice
"Blancheflour and Jollyflorice" is a traditional ballad from Great Britain, It is included in a collection published as "The English and Scottish Popular Ballads between 1882 and 1898" by Francis Jam...
The Ash Grove
The Ash Grove (Welsh: Llwyn Onn) is a traditional Welsh folk song whose melody has been set to numerous sets of lyrics. The best-known version was written in English by Thomas Oliphant in the 19th...
The Snows They Melt the Soonest
"The Snows They Melt the Soonest" (Roud 3154) is a British folk song dating back at least as far as 1821. It was mentioned, along with the lyrics, in Blackwood's Magazine (Edinburgh) of that year.
Barbara Allen (song)
"Barbara Allen" (Child 84, Roud 54) is a traditional ballad originating in England and Scotland, which immigrants introduced to the United States, where it became a popular folk song. Roud and Bishop ...
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Six Dukes Went a-Fishing
"Six Dukes Went a-Fishing" (Roud # 78) is a traditional English folk ballad.
Six dukes go to the coast on a fishing trip but find the body of another duke, that of Grantham, washed up on the shore...
Dafydd y Garreg Wen
Dafydd y Garreg Wen is a traditional Welsh air and folk song.David Owen, the famous harper and composer, lived near Porthmadog in Caernarfonshire, Wales in the first half of the 18th century, who was ...
Ring a Ring o' Roses
"Ring a Ring o' Roses" or "Ring Around the Rosie" is a nursery rhyme or folksong and playground singing game. It first appeared in print in 1881, but it is reported that a version was already being su...
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