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British Ballads and Broadsides

  • Bodleian Library

    Provides listings of ballads that emerged during the 16th-century up until the 20th. Also known as the broadsheets.

  • English Broadside Ballad Archive

    The University of California-Santa Barbara's resource on early ballads, especially black-letter broadsides of the seventeenth century. Includes transcriptions, sample sound files, background essays, and information about the project.

  • Francis J Child - Ballads

    Provides a biography of Harvard's first professor of English, with lyrics, tunes, and historical notes for his collection, "The English and Scottish Popular Ballads" (1882-1898).

  • Oxford Book of Ballads

    An anthology of ballads from the Middle Ages onwards, chosen and edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch and first published in 1910.

  • Sixteenth Century Ballads

    A project that aims to produce a collection of ballads from before 1600, with lyrics, articles, and links to other web resources.

  • Traditional Ballad Index

    Offers an annotated bibliography of folk songs of the English-speaking world, with a discography; available online and to download.

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