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Folk Songs Of The British IslesFolk Songs Of The British Isles

Folk Songs of the British Isles

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Folksongs are a country's history told by the people themselves. They deal with everyday life and the perils of living in a particular age- of press-gangs and poachers, of the joys of a life at sea, and the sorrow of losing a husband to a foreign war.This volume, then, is a record of a tradition which is still alive and still changing, and singers should feel free to use it how they wish; with guitar, piano or small band; with one voice or several; for singing, playing, dancing or all three.In many cases the rhythm of the melody will have to be adapted to the underlay of the words in the second and subsequent verses- singers should use their discretion about how this may best be done.


A wonderful new ballad of a wonderful old man
Ah, the sighs that come from my heart
All round my hat
All through the night
An old man's advice
Annie Laurie
Auld lang syne
Barbara Allen
Billy Boy
Blow away the morning dew
Blow the man down
Bobby Shaftoe
Brigg Fair
Ca' the yowes
Charlie is my darling
Cockles and mussels
Come, live with me, and be my love
Come to my window
Comin' through the rye
Creeping Jane
Dance to your Daddy
Dashing away with the smoothing iron
David of the white rock
Diverus and Lazarus
Down by the sally gardens
Drink to me only with thine eyes
Early one morning
Fare thee well, cold winter
Farewell, ye green fields
Fire down below
Golden slumbers
Green grow the rushes -Oh!
Helston furry dance
Here's to the maiden
Hush, my dear, lie still
John Peel
Johnny Todd
Loch Lomond
Lord Randal
Maids at eighteen
Men of Harlech
My bonnie lies over the ocean
My grandfather's clock
My love is like a red, red rose
O Waly, Waly (Somerset)
O Waly, Waly (Scotland)
Oft in the stilly night
Oh can ye sew cushions
Oh, no, John!
On Ilkley Moor baht 'at
Our Captain calls all hands
Pastime with good company
Scarborough Fair
Seventeen come Sunday
Sheepcrook and black dog
Strawberry Fair
The ash grove
The Bailiff's daughter of Islington
The banks of sweet primroses
The barley mow
The blacksmith
The boar's head carol
The British grenadiers
The cherry-tree carol
The cuckoo
The dark-eyed sailor
The fall of the leaf
The false lover
The farmer's boy
The flowers in the valley
The girl I left behind me
The Jolly Toper
The Keel Row
The lament of the border widow
The lark in the morn
The last rose of summer
The Lincolnshire poacher
The meeting of the waters
The Miller of Dee
The minstrel boy
The murder of Maria Marten
The oak and the ash
The ploughboy's dream
The sweet nightingale
The three ravens
The turtle dove
The unquiet grave
The Vicar of Bray
The water of Tyne
The willow song
The wraggle-taggle Gypsies
This old man
Western wind
What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
When the fancy-stirring bowl
Widecombe Fair
Ye banks and braes
Young Henry the poacher