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The new Penguin book of English folk songs

Author: Stephen Roud; Julia Bishop
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Classics, 2012
Edition/Format:   Musical score : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the great English popular art forms, the folk song can be painful, satirical, erotic, dramatic, rueful or funny. They have thrived when sung on a whim to a handful of friends in a pub. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Texts
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Roud; Julia Bishop
ISBN: 9780141194615 0141194618
OCLC Number: 900236856
Notes: Unaccompanied melodies with words; all verses also printed as text following each song
"The original edition of The Penguin book of English folk songs, edited by Ralph Vaughan Williams and A.L. Lloyd, was ... published in 1959"--Introd
"Published in association with the English Folk Dance and Song Society"--Cover page [4]
"Notes to the songs": pages [375-512]
Description: lxi s., 542 s. : illustrations, noder ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Tis true my love's enlisted ... soldiers and sailors. The bold Princess Royal ; Bonny bunch of roses O ; Captain Ward and the Rainbow ; The Dolphin ; The faithful sailor boy ; The female cabin boy ; The female drummer ; General Wolfe ; The Golden Vanity ; The green bed ; The Greenland whale fishery ; The Isle of France ; The mermaid ; Nancy of Yarmouth ; The Rainbow ; Rambling sailor ; The saucy sailor boy ; The silk merchant's daughter ; Spanish ladies ; The white cockade --
Down in Cupid's garden ... happy relationships. Bold fisherman ; Cupid the pretty ploughboy ; Cupid's garden ; The game of cards ; The garden gate ; Golden glove ; Green mossy banks of the Lea ; Hares on the mountains ; The Indian lass ; Just as the tide was a-flowing ; The knight and the shepherd's daughter ; Little gipsy girl ; Lord Bateman ; Madam, will you walk? ; Queen of the May ; Searching for lambs ; Seventeen come Sunday ; The spotted cow Let no man steal your thyme ... unhappy love. Banks of sweet primroses ; Barbara Allen ; Bonny light horseman ; A brisk young sailor ; Early, early all in the spring ; The foggy dew ; Green bushes ; Green grow the laurels ; If I were a blackbird ; Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor ; Mowing the barley ; An old man once courted me ; Rosemary Lane ; The seeds of love ; The sprig of thyme ; Susan, the pride of Kildare ; The trees they do grow high ; A week before Easter Since love can enter an iron door ... lovers' tricks, disguises and obstacles overcome. The baffled knight ; The banks of the sweet Dundee ; Basket of eggs ; The blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal Green ; The bonny blue handkerchief ; Bonny labouring boy ; Broomfield Hill ; Butter and cheese and all ; Caroline and her young sailor bold ; Claudy Banks ; Dabbling in the dew ; Dark-eyed sailor ; The daughter in the dungeon ; Erin's lovely home ; Fair maid walking in her garden ; Polly Oliver's ramblings ; The pretty ploughboy ; William and Mary ; William Taylor --
My parents reared me tenderly ... lust, infidelity and bad living. The ball of yarn ; Bold grenadier ; The cunning cobbler ; The Devil and the farmer's wife ; Flash company ; The gipsy laddie ; Marrowbones ; The molecatcher ; The nutting girl ; Our goodman ; Spencer the rover ; Three maidens to milking did go ; The wild rover ; Young Ramble Away ; Young sailor cut down I can guide a plough ... rural life and occupations. All jolly fellows who follow the plough ; The barley mow ; Buttercup Joe ; The farmer's boy ; Fathom the bowl ; Green brooms ; John Barleycorn ; The jolly waggoner ; The lark in the morning ; The miller's three sons ; The painful plough ; Twankydillo --
The sons of harmony ... animals and nonsense. Brian O'Lynn ; The crabfish ; Creeping Jane ; The Derby ram ; The foolish boy ; The frog and the mouse ; The herring's head ; The hungry fox ; The keeper ; Old King Cole ; Three sons of rogues ; The tree in the wood --
Cruel death has put an end ... songs of death and destruction. The constant farmer's son ; The cruel mother ; The cruel ship's carpenter ; Edwin in the lowlands low ; Hugh of Lincoln ; The lakes of Cold Finn ; Lambkin ; Lord Lovel ; Maria Marten ; Mary across the wild moor ; Mary in the silvery tide ; The mistletoe bough ; The outlandish knight ; Oxford city ; The Oxford girl ; The unquiet grave Me and five more ... poachers, highwaymen and other criminals. Blackberry fold ; Brennan on the moor ; Dick Turpin ; The female highwayman ; The gallant poachers ; Geordie ; Highwayman outwitted ; The Lincolnshire poacher ; The lost lady found ; The poor smuggler's boy ; The Sheffield apprentice ; Thorneymoor woods ; Three butchers ; The undaunted female ; Van Diemen's Land ; Wild and wicked youth --
What is the life of a man ... traditional religious songs. The cherry-tree carol ; The joys of Mary ; The life of a man ; The moon shines bright ; A virgin unspotted
Other Titles: Penguin book of English folk songs
English folk songs
Responsibility: edited by Steve Roud and Julia Bishop

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