The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1134   Message #3532
Posted By: Murray
27-Mar-97 - 02:52 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: F. J. Child ballads
Subject: RE: F. Child Lyrics
A big library may have the original edition of Child from the 1880s; a smaller one the nice paperback reprint from Dover. There's also the one-volume "student's edition brought out by Kittredge & Sargent in 1905, which gives one example (presumably the best) of all but a few ballads. --The tunes are collected in Bertrand Harris Bronson, The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads [along with the texts], from Princeton U.P.1959+. Four big volumes, and very well done.