The Public Domain Song Anthology edit / delete

"The Public Domain Song Anthology by David Berger and Chuck Israels is a collection of 348 popular songs with modern and traditional harmonization for both study and performance." I think the criterion here is something like "music that would have been well-known at the birth of jazz" - there are some interesting inclusions and omissions.

to etext folk music pd song ... on 28 June 2020

Kumbaya: History of an Old Song | Folklife Today edit / delete

"In the mornin’ mornin’, won’t you come by here / Mornin’ mornin’, won’t you come by here / In the mornin’ mornin’, won’t you come by here / Oh, Lord, come by here."

to folk history music song ... on 24 October 2018

Australian Folk Songs edit / delete

As the title suggests.

to australia folk music song ... on 22 January 2016

The Stonehill Yiddish Song Collection edit / delete

"In 1948, Ben Stonehill, a lover of Yiddish, was aware of how much had been lost to surviving Jews in terms of cultural heritage. [...] Stonehill recorded over a thousand songs from Holocaust survivors, who were being temporarily housed."

to folk history song yiddish ... on 20 November 2015

The Valet's Tragedy, by Andrew Lang : X. THE MYSTERY OF LORD BATEMAN edit / delete

The authorship of "Lord Bateman". I was actually after a reference for the legend about Gilbert Becket being forged, but that appears to be in Child...

to ballad bateman becket folk history song ... on 07 June 2015

Home - Sangstories - Stories of Scottish Songs edit / delete

"There are 150 lyrics and background stories here of traditional and newer Scottish songs sung by the Linlithgow song group Sangschule"

to folk history lyrics music scots song ... on 23 August 2014

Things I’ve learned from British folk ballads edit / delete

"Cuckoos' nests are right out."

to amusements folk music song ... on 27 April 2014

Murder Ballads | Paul Slade - Journalist edit / delete

A pretty comprehensive collection. Some of these seem amenable to a modern adaptation (e.g. there are some Kentish ones there).

to ballad folk lyrics murder song ... on 24 March 2013

Mainly Norfolk: English Folk and Other Good Music edit / delete

The new home of Reinhard Zierke's "English Folk" web site. Handy reference for, e.g., Martin Carthy lyrics.

to england folk lyrics music song ... on 18 March 2013

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