Mudcat Café message #641439 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11295   Message #641439
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
03-Feb-02 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: Child Ballads: Anyone recorded the lot?
Subject: RE: Child Ballads: Anyone recorded the lot?
Kenny Goldstein goaded me into recording 21 of the Child Ballads from our family and community, and they were issued on Folkways in 1961, are still around. The two-album set(available on cd by special order from Smithsonian/Folkways)contains:

 Vol. I
Gypsy Laddie Child # 200
False Sir John 4
The Hangman Song 95
Lord Bateman 53
The House Carpenter 243
Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender 73
The Merry Golden Tree 286
Lord Lovel 75
Old Bangum 18
Barbry Ellen 84
Fair Annie of the Lochroyan 76

The Unquiet Grave 78
The Little Devils 278
Sweet William and Lady Margaret 74
There Lived An Old Lord by the Northern Sea 10
The Wife of Ushers Well 79
The Cherry Tree Carol 54
Edward 13
Gentle Fair Jenny 277
Lord Randal 12
The Lyttle Musgrave 81

I know not everyone likes my singing voice, but it's what God gave me and I have worked hard at preserving the songs we had. We knew others too, not recorded here, The Devil's Nine Questions, Lovin Henry (Young Hunting) and a few others. It strikes me that if you folks would pitch in and record the ones YOU know (Rick, Sandy, Art, Alice and many more), we could accomplish the whole project with Mudcatters! If Kenny were here, he'd approve... incidentally, his notes that go with my records are worth the price, WITHOUT having to listen to the singing! Jean