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GUEST,Dan Keding Songbooks: A Basic Folk Library (96* d) RE: A Basic Folk Library 28 Mar 00

Thanks for starting this thread. I've been collecting books on ballads, folktales, fairy tales, etc. for over twenty years. Have about 2,000 plus volumes.
Here's a few that haven't been mentioned yet:
  • "The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection" edited by Patrick Shuldman-Shaw, Emily Lyle, & Adam McNaughtan. This is an eight volume set on Scottish folk song.
  • "The Critics & the Ballad" edited by MacEdward Leach & Tristm Coffin. Essays on the ballad.
  • "A Literary History of the Popular Ballad" by David Fowler. Talks about the development of the ballad.
  • "Come All Ye Bold Miners" edited by A.L.Lloyd. Ballads & songs from the mines.
  • "The Ballad Book" edited by MacEdward Leach. A great source for ballad lyrics.
  • Two studies by G.Malcolm Laws, "Native American Balladry" and "American Balladry from British Broadsides".

Good hunting!
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-Joe Offer-

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