The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European, and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. These are storytelling ballads, as included in Francis James Child's English & Scottish Popular Ballads (1882-1898), #105-299. Classic storytelling ballads both rare and familiar -- romantic, historical, dramatic, and comic -- recorded in the field, in pubs, at tinker firesides, and at country cottages. Fifty years after they were documented by Francis James Child, these ballads still lived in the repertoires of the finest traditional singers in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Remastered to 20-bit digital sound from the original field recordings.