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Guide to the Appalachian Ballad and Folk Music Collection, Series I-III

Accession Number: 18
The Appalachian Ballad and Folk Music Collection
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Series Description
Series I - Handwritten/Typed Song Texts
Series II - Published Songbooks
Series III - Pamphlet and Booklet

Series IV - Magazine Articles
Series V - Newspaper Clippings
Series VI - Correspondence
Series VII - Bibliographies
Series VIII - Miscellany

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Preferred Citation: The Appalachian Ballad and Folk Music Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, Ky.

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Series Description
1 Manuscript Box

Series I Handwritten / Typewritten Song Texts Box 1

These folders contain ballads, folk songs, hymns, and spirituals, some with musical notations, arranged alphabetically by title.

Box 1

  1. Appalachian Music
  • Barbara Allen
  • The Cruel Ship’s Carpenter
  • Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies
  • The Daemon Lover
  • The Day is Past And Gone [words and musical notation]
  • Down in Judas Lane
  • Down In the Valley [words and musical notation]
  • The Dying Girl
  • The Frog and The Mouse
  • “Go tell my dear father…”
  • The Golden Vanity
  • The Golden Willow Tree
  • The Gypsy Laddie
  • The Hangman
  • How Firm A Foundation [words and musical notation]
  • Jackaro
  • Little Sir Hugh
  • Lord Bateman
  • Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender
  • Lord Thomas and Fair Ellinor
  • McAfee’s Confession
  • The Mountains Are A Silent Folk [words and musical notation]
  • The Nightingale
  • “O Come Come With Me to the Old Churchyard…”
  • A Paper of Pins
  • Pretty Fair Miss
  • The Riddle Song
  • Sinner, Where Will You Stand?
  • Sourwood Mountain
  • Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me?
  • Spanish Ladies
  • The Swapping Song
  • The Three Babes
  • Three Jolly Hunters
  • The Two Sisters
  • Wicked Polly
  • Wildcat Mountain
  • Wondrous Love, a spiritual [words and musical notation]
  • The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies, O!
  • O Ye Young, Ye Gay, Ye Proud [words and musical notation]
Series II Published Songbooks Box 1, continued

The book titles in this series of published songbooks are listed alphabetically, as are the songs from each book.

Box 1, continued

  1. Mercy Was Her Name. J. Orlando Bowman, n.d.
  • The Blushing Rose [Words Only]
  • Mercy Was Her Name [20 verses words only]
  1. Songs of All Time. Council of Southern Mountain Workers, [1946].
  • Alleuia
  • All Round My Hat
  • Barnyard Song
  • Beyond the Woodland
  • Black Is The Colour
  • Brightest and Best
  • Cherry Tree Carol
  • Chinese National Anthem
  • Christ Was Born In Bethlehem
  • Coasts Of High Barbary
  • Cock Robin
  • The Cuckoo
  • Darkness is Falling
  • Deaf Woman’s Courtship
  • Dear Companion
  • Deep In the Forest
  • Devil’s Questions
  • Erie Canal
  • Father Grumble
  • Farewell, Sweet Jane
  • The Foggy Dew
  • Froggy Went A-Courtin’
  • Garden Hymn
  • Gentle Fair Jennie
  • Golden Day is Dying
  • Goodnight
  • Goodnight, Beloved
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain
  • Grasshoppers Three
  • Gipsy Laddie
  • Happy Plowman
  • Hey, Ho! Nobody Home
  • I Wonder When
  • Johnny, Come To Hilo
  • Jolly Ploughboy
  • The Keeper
  • Lark In The Morn
  • Lazy John
  • Little Devils
  • Lord Lovel
  • Now Let Every Tongue
  • O Give Thanks
  • Oh, Render Thanks
  • Old King Quine
  • Old Woman and the Peddlar
  • One Morning In May
  • Paper of Pins
  • The Pedlar
  • Pig Went Out To Dig
  • Praise For Bread
  • Pretty Saro
  • Riddle Song
  • Rose, Rose
  • Seeds of Love
  • Sheep-Shearing
  • Souling Song
  • Sourwood Mountain
  • Spanish Ladies
  • Suomi’s Song
  • Tailor And The Mouse
  • That Cause
  • This Old Man
  • Three Sons
  • Tiller
  • Tree In The Wood
  • Twelve Days Of Christmas
  • Two Magicians
  • Two Sisters
  • Underneath the Forest Tree
  • Wife of Tone
  • Wondrous Love
  1. The Kentucky Folk-Lore and Poetry Magazine, Vol. II, No. 4 (Winter Issue), January 1928.
  • The Ballad Of The Cross
  • Black Jack Davy
  • Bounce In [a singing game]
  • The Broken Engagement
  • The Crucifixion
  • The House Carpenter
  • The Inquisitive Lover
  • Johnnie Dial
  • July Rabbit [a singing game]
  • The Little Black Mustache
  • Little Sparrow
  • Lovely Nan
  • O This Girl [a singing game]
  • Old Gray Goose [a singing game]
  • An Old Maid’s Song
  • A Package of Old Letters
  • A Paper of Pins
  • The Pretty Maiden
  • Same Old Boy Across The Hall [a singing game]
  • The Soldier Boy
  • Some Twenty Years Ago
  • Stand There, Stand There [a singing game]
  • Susie In The Ring [a singing game]
  • Suwanee River
  • Thou Has Learned To Love Another
  • William Bluet
  1. My Favorite Mountain Ballads and Old-Time Songs. Bradley Kincaid, 1928.
  • As I Walked Out
  • Barbara Allen
  • Billy Boy
  • Bury Me Out On The Prairie
  • The Butcher Boy, or (I Died for Love)
  • Cuckoo Is A Pretty Bird, or (A Forsaken Lover)
  • Dying Cowboy
  • Fair and Tender Ladies
  • Fair Ellen
  • Four Thousand Years Ago
  • Frankie (Gambler’s Song)
  • Froggie Went A-Courtin’
  • The Gipsy Laddie
  • I Asked Her If She Loved Me (Over There)
  • I Gave My Love A Cherry
  • I Loved You Better Than You Know
  • I’m Dying For Someone to Love Me
  • The Lily of The West
  • The Little Mohee (From the English “ The Indian Lass”)
  • Liza Up In The ’Simmon Tree
  • Methodist Pie
  • No, I Won’t Have Him, or (The Old
  • Man Who Came Over the Moor)
  • No, Sir, No
  • Paper of Pins
  • Pearl Bryan
  • Pretty Polly
  • Soldier! Soldier! Will You Mary Me?
  • Sour Wood Mountain
  • Swapping Song
  • Sweet Kitty Wells
  • The Turkish Lady
  • Tildy Johnson
  • Two Sisters
  1. “Ballads and Rhymes from Kentucky,” Kittredge, G. L., ed., The Journal of American Folk-Lore XX (No. 79)[October 1907].
  • Barbara Allen
  • The Brown Girl
  • The Drowsy Sleeper
  • Flora Ella
  • The Forsaken Girl
  • The Green Field And Meadows
  • Jackaro
  • Little Omie
  • The Lonesome Valley
  • Loving Henry
  • Loving Nancy
  • The Old Salt Sea
  • Play songs
  • Poor Oma Wise
  • Pretty Polly
  • The Turkish Lady
  • Wagoner’s Lad
  • Young Edward
  1. Famous Labor Songs from Appalachia. Charles Patterson, Huntington, WV: Appalachian Movement Press [1970s].
  • Kanawha Striker
  • Mine Guard
  • Mother Jones
  • Paint ’Er Red
  • The Red Feast
  • Solidarity Forever
  • Should The Warriors Get Wise
  • A Voice From The Pit---Ludlow (Holly Grove Not Forgotten)
  • When The Leaves Come Out
  1. Mountain Ballads. James Watt Raine and Cecil J. Sharp. Berea, KY: Berea College Press, 1923..
  • Barbara Allen
  • Come, All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies
  • The Demon Lover
  • The Frog and The Mouse
  • The Green Willow Tree (The
  • Golden Vanity)
  • The Gypsy Laddie
  • Jackaro
  • Lady Gay
  • Lord Thomas and Fair Elender
  • The Maid Freed From the Gallows
  • A Paper of Pins
  • Pretty Polly (The Cruel Ship’s Carpenter)
  • Riddle Song
  • Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me?
  • Swapping Song
  • Turkish Lady
  • The Two Sisters
  1. Songs of Freedom: Famous Labor Songs from Appalachia Part II. Huntington, WV: Appalachian Movement Press, [1970s]
  • Dark As A Dungeon
  • The Death Of Mother Jones
  • I Don’t Want Your Millions, Mister
  • Sixteen Tons
  • West Virginia Hills
  • We Are Building A Strong Union
  • We Shall Not Be Moved
  • Which Side Are You On?
  1. “Song Sheet assembled by Miss Gladys V. Jameson for use at Conference (Council of Southern Mountain Workers) in Knoxville, Tennessee, March 1938”
  • Beloved
  • Blest Are the Pure In Heart
  • Campmeeting
  • Christmas Song (from the “Christmas Oratorio”)
  • Father, Lead Me
  • God Is Good
  • Jesus, Lover Of My Soul
  • Just As I Am
  • “Lord I want to be a Christian in my heart….”
  • The Lord Reigns
  • Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Psalm XXIII
  • Salzburg
  • Selvin
  • Talmar
  1. [Untitled, loose leaf beginning with “Jacob’s Ladder”]
  • Came A-Riding
  • I Ain’t Gwine Study War No More
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • John Peel
  • The Keeper
  • The Lover’s Quest
  • My Banjo
  • The Timid Maiden
  1. [Untitled, printed loose leaf, beginning with the “The Two Sisters”]
  • Barbara Allen
  • The Green Willow Tree (The
  • Golden Vanity)
  • The Gypsy Laddie
  • Turkish Lady
  • The Two Sisters (The Mill-dam of Binnorie)
Series III Pamphlet and Booklet Box 1, continued

This series consists of a 1909 pamphlet advertising books relating to ballads and Scottish history, and a 1954 booklet that gives brief biographical information and photographs for several American country music performers.

Box 1 continued

  1. 1909 ad for F.J. Child’s Ballad Collection in 5 volumes; Scrapbook of Hillbilly and Western Stars [1940s]

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