On the Trail of the Buffalo
"The Buffalo Skinners" ("The Hills of Mexico") is a traditional American folk song. It tells the story of an 1873 buffalo hunt on the southern plains. According to Fannie Eckstorm, 1873 is correct, ...
Swallow song of Rhodes
The "Swallow song of Rhodes" is the most famous ancient Greek folk song, performed by the children of Rhodes in springtime and preserved by Athenaeus.
Fortuna desperata
Fortuna desperata is a secular Italian song, possibly originally by Busnois, (but others credit Antoine Brumel). It was used by many other authors in the following 75 years, for both variations and ca...
Leaving of Liverpool
"(The) Leaving of Liverpool", (Roud 9435), also known as "Fare Thee Well, My Own True Love", is a folksong. Folklorists classify it as a lyric lament, and it was also used as a sea shanty, especially ...
John Dory (song)
John Dory is Child ballad number 284. The fish John Dory may be named for the title person.[1]The song is a three-part round. The first printing of the tune and text is 1609 in Thomas Ravenscroft's D...
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My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean
"My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean" is a traditional Scottish folk songwhich remains popular in Western culture.
The origin of the song is often suggested that the subject of the song may be Charles E...
Sweet Betsy from Pike
"Sweet Betsy from Pike" is an American ballad about the trials of a pioneer named Betsy and her lover Ike who migrate from Pike County (probably Missouri) to California. This Gold Rush-era song, with ...
Black Is the Colour (Of My True Love's Hair)
"Black Is the Colour (of My True Love's Hair)" (Roud 3103) is a traditional folk song first known in the Appalachian Mountains region of the United States in 1915, but most probably originating from S...
Chants of India
Chants of India is an album by Indian musician Ravi Shankar released in 1997 on Angel Records. Produced by his friend and sometime collaborator George Harrison, the album consists of Vedic and other H...
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Wind the Bobbin Up
"Wind The Bobbin Up" is an English language children's nursery rhyme and singing game.
Among modern lyrics is:Wind the bobbin up,Wind the bobbin up,Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.Wind it back again,...
Jamie Douglas (song)
"Jamie Douglas" is Child Ballad 204, existing in numerous variants, such as "The Water Is Wide", and "Waly Waly". In the Roud Folk Song Index it is number 87, with more than 80 listed variants. This ...
All God's Chillun Got Wings (song)
All God's Chillun Got Wings is a Negro spiritual song. "Chillun" is an old-fashioned dialect word for "children". (Robeson sings it as "children" in his recording, although the printed lyrics say "chi...
Greenland Whale Fisheries
"Greenland Whale Fisheries" is a traditional sea song. In most of the versions collected from oral sources, the song opens up giving a date for the events that it describes (usually between 1823 and 1...
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
"Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" is a traditional Jamaican mento folk song; the best-known version was released by Jamaican-American singer Harry Belafonte in 1956 and later became one of his signature ...
The Trees They Grow So High (folk song)
"The Trees They Grow So High" is a British folk song (Roud 31, Laws O35). The song is known by many titles, including "The Trees They Do Grow High", "Daily Growing", "Young But Daily Growing" and "Bon...
Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling, My Son John
"Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling, My Son John" is an English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19709.
The most commonly used modern version is:Alternate versions include:Dee...
Ungersven och havsfrun
Ungersven och havsfrun (as it is known in Swedish) or Herr Bøsmer i elvehjem (as it is known in Danish) (The Types of the Scandinavian Medieval Ballad A 49, Drink causes forgetfulness and makes man st...
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Whiskey in the Jar
"Whiskey in the Jar" is a famous Irish traditional song, set in the southern mountains of Ireland, with specific mention of counties Cork and Kerry, as well as Fenit, a village in County Kerry. The so...
Granny's Hieland Hame
Granny's Hieland Hame is a Scottish song, composed and first recorded by Thomas "Sandy" MacFarlane. - a Scottish singer who, in the early part of the 20th century, emigrated to the United States of Am...
Trouble No More (song)
"Trouble No More" is an upbeat blues song first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1955. The song was a hit the following year, reaching #7 in the Billboard R&B chart. Backing Muddy Waters were Jimmy Ro...
Sweet Polly Oliver
Sweet Polly Oliver is an English broadside ballad (Roud #367), traceable from 1840 or earlier. It is also known as "Pretty Polly Oliver" and has several variant sets of lyrics, set to a single anonymo...
Wade in the Water
"Wade in the Water" (Roud 5439) is the name of a Negro spiritual first published in New Jubilee Songs as Sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901) by John Wesley Work II and his brother, Frederick J. Wo...
Worried Man Blues
"Worried Man Blues" is a folk song in the roots music repertoire. It is cataloged as Roud Folk Song Index No. 4753. Like many folk songs passed by oral tradition, the lyrics vary from version to vers...
Young Johnstone
Young Johnstone is Child ballad 88, a border ballad that exists in several variants. The ballad tells the story of a woman killed either by her brother or lover, depending on the variant.
Several ...
God's Gonna Cut You Down
"God's Gonna Cut You Down", also known as "Run On" and "Run On for a Long Time", is a traditional folk song which has been recorded by numerous artists representing a variety of genres. The lyrics are...
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Yirise
Yirise is a melancholic Greek song that tells about someone who lost his girl, and who wants her to come back. In a dramatic way, the song describes that the singer is bitter and sad because of it, an...
Jock o' the Side
Jock o the Side or Jock O' the Side is Child ballad 187, a border ballad, existing in several variants. The rescue it depicts is recorded solely in popular tradition, although Jock o the Side himself...
Ibu Pertiwi (song)
Ibu Pertiwi is a popular Indonesian patriotic song composed by an unknown composer around the 1950s to 1960s. The song's lyrics is about Ibu Pertiwi, national personification of Indonesia (also interp...
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Young Ronald
"Young Ronald" is Child Ballad 304.
Young Ronald falls in love with the daughter of the King of Linn. She tells him she's too young, his mother tells him that she's refused many, and Ronald takes...