Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales: Classic Ballads of Britain and Ireland, V. 2
CAT # 11661-1776-2
1. The Royal Forester (The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter) 1:52 2. The Baffled Knight (Clear Away the Morning Dew) 1:47 3. Robin Hood and Little John 4. The Jew's Daughter (Sir Hugh) 1:18 5. The Battle of Harlaw 4:22 6. Mary Hamilton (The Four Marys) 4:08 7. The Bonny Hoose O' Airlie 4:20 8. The Gypsy Laddie 4:45 9. Georgie (Geordie) 2:04 10. The Dowie Dens O' Yarrow 2:38 11. Clyde's Water (The Mother's Malison) 2:40 12. The Green Wedding (Catharine Jaffray) 2:42 13. Eppie Morrie 14. The Laird O' Drum 3:34 15. Glenlogie (Jean O'Bethelnie) 2:13 16. The Bonny Rantin' Laddie 17. The Grey Ghost 1:34 18. Lang Johnny More 1:36 19. Willie's Fatal Visit (Willie's Fate) 3:41 20. The Cuckold's Song (Our Goodman) 2:33 21. The Farmer's Curst Wife 2:04 22. The Jolly Beggar 4:38 23. The Beggarman (The Gaberlunzie Man) 3:44 24. The Keach in the Creel 2:38 25. The Golden Victory (Golden Vanity) 3:50 26. The Mermaid 2:35 27. The Trooper and the Maid 3:28
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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.
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