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Posted By: Lin in Kansas
20-Jul-01 - 06:11 PM
Thread Name: Songbook of Child Ballads?
Subject: RE: Songbook of Child Ballads?
JohnInKansasWhileI'mRebuildingMyMachine

It might save some confusion to note that the actual title of the Child Ballads, from the Dover Edition, is

"The English and Scottish Popular Ballads,"
Edited by Francis James Child.


The Dover edition was first printed in 1965, and notes that the originals contained in the 5 Volumes were:
Volume 1 - Part I, 1882
Volume 1 - Part II, 1884
Volume 2 - Part III, 1885
Volume 2 - Part IV, 1886
Volume 3 - Part V, 1888
Volume 3 - Part VI, 1889
Volume 4 - Part VII, 1890
Volume 4 - Part VIII, 1892
Volume 5 - Part IX, 1894
Volume 5 - Part X, 1898

As noted above, tunes are given in the Child books for only a few of the Ballads.

John