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Posted By: Bryn Pugh
19-Sep-07 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: Bronson tunes - Child Ballads
Subject: RE: Bronson tunes - Child Ballads
When I began my researches [such as they were ! :-)] some 40 years ago, there were some volumes of Bronson's 'Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads' in the Henry Watson Music Library, Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square.

I can't remember whether it was a complete set, but this might be an age thing.

I remember trying to find a tune for 'Willie's Lady'. I do not read music, so it was a case of putting the notes on to a stave, taking it home, deciding which was the bottom note and calling that 'doh', then working through the sol-fa. Tedious, time-consuming, frustrating at times and ponderous, I know, but it worked.