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Subject: Folklore: Laws index of numbers online?
From: banjocircus
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 10:16 PM

There are many, many websites that list the Child ballads by numbers, along with variants.

Is there any website that lists the Laws index by number? I can't find one.

Thanks,

Jonathan


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Subject: RE: Laws index of numbers online?
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 01:29 AM

There are a couple of related threads--see above.
Also, try http://www.telusplanet.net/public/prescotj/data/music/fs_la_la.html and scroll down to "Laws"

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Laws index of numbers online?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 02:13 AM

Hi, Jonathan -
The
Traditional Ballad Index has Laws numbers for lots of songs. Just search for laws

The Digital Tradition Folk Song Database here at Mudcat tries to include Laws numbers when available.

The Roud Folksong Index has Laws numbers. Just search for Laws under "other numbers."

-Joe-

The list of Laws Numbers below is extracted from James Prescott's Folk Song Index.

Laws #A01see Brave Wolfe
Laws #A02see Major Andrews Execution
Laws #A03see Stately Southerner
Laws #A04see Paul Jones
Laws #A05see James Bird
Laws #A06see Constitution and the Guerriere
Laws #A07see Battle of New Orleans
Laws #A08see Texas Rangers
Laws #A09see Manassa Junction
Laws #A11see Battle of Shiloh Hill
Laws #A12see Battle of Elkhorn Tavern
Laws #A13see Battle of Mill Springs
Laws #A14see Dying Ranger
Laws #A15see Brisk and Lively Lad
Laws #A15see Drummer Boy of Shiloh
Laws #A16see Soldier from Missouri
Laws #A17see Last Fierce Charge
Laws #A18see Cumberland's Crew
Laws #A19see Rebels Escape
Laws #A20see Hiram Hubbard
Laws #A21see Bold Dighton
Laws #A22see Come All You Bold Canadians
Laws #A23see Sunny South
Laws #A24see Revolutionary Tea
Laws #A25see Hunters of Kentucky
Laws #A26see Cumberland and the Merrimac
Laws #B01see Bad Girl's Lament
Laws #B01see Bright Summer Morning
Laws #B01see Dying Lumberman
Laws #B01see Girl in the Dilger Case
Laws #B01see I Once Was a Carman in the Big Mountain Con
Laws #B01see Lineman's Hymn
Laws #B01see Locke Hospital
Laws #B01see Noo I'm a Young Man Cut Down in My Prime
Laws #B01see One Morning in May
Laws #B01see Pills of White Mercury
Laws #B01see St James Hospital
Laws #B01see Streets of Laredo
Laws #B01see Sun Valley Song
Laws #B01see Trooper Cut Down in His Prime
Laws #B01see Unfortunate Rake
Laws #B01see When I Was on Horseback
Laws #B01see Wild Lumberjack
Laws #B01see Young Sailor Cut Down in His Prime
Laws #B02see Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Laws #B03see When the Work's All Done This Fall
Laws #B04see Utah Carroll
Laws #B05see Little Joe the Wrangler
Laws #B06see Bill Vanero
Laws #B07see Wandering Cowboy
Laws #B08see Fair Lady of the Plains
Laws #B09see Sweet Betsy from Pike
Laws #B10see Buffalo Skinners
Laws #B10see Crooked Trail to Holbrook
Laws #B11see Sioux Indians
Laws #B12see Pattonio, the Pride of the Plain
Laws #B13see Trail to Mexico
Laws #B14see Joe Bowers
Laws #B15see Bucking Bronco
Laws #B16see Zebra Dun
Laws #B17see Tying Ten Knots in the Devil's Tail
Laws #B18see Strawberry Roan
Laws #B19see Mountain Meadows Massacre
Laws #B20see Wild Boy
Laws #B21see Root, Hog, or Die
Laws #B22see Sweet Jane
Laws #B23see My Heart's Tonight in Texas
Laws #B24see Cowboy Jack
Laws #B25see Rolling Stone
Laws #B26see Boys of Sanpete County
Laws #B27see Tenderfoot
Laws #C01see Jam on Gerry's Rock
Laws #C01see Jam on Gerry's Rocks
Laws #C02see Banks of the Little Eau Pleine
Laws #C03see Drowning of John Roberts
Laws #C04see Jamie Judge
Laws #C05see Wild Mustard River
Laws #C06see Tebo
Laws #C07see Jimmy Whelan
Laws #C08see Lost Jimmy Whelan
Laws #C09see Guy Reed
Laws #C10see Samuel Allen
Laws #C11see Shanty Boy on the Big Eau Claire
Laws #C12see Death of Harry Bradford
Laws #C13see Harry Dale
Laws #C14see Harry Dunn
Laws #C15see John Singleton
Laws #C16see Little Brown Bulls
Laws #C17see Canada-I-O
Laws #C18see Three McFarlands
Laws #C19see Backwoodsman
Laws #C19see I Came to This Country in 1865
Laws #C20see Blue Mountain Lake
Laws #C21see Dam on Baldwin Creek
Laws #C22see Driving Logs on the Cass
Laws #C23see Turner's Camp on the Chifpewa
Laws #C24see Silver Jack
Laws #C25see Flat River Girl
Laws #C26see Banks of the Gaspereaux
Laws #C27see Peter Emberly
Laws #C28see Rock Island Line
Laws #D01see Bold Northwestern Man
Laws #D02see Loss of the Albion
Laws #D03see Fifteen Ships on Georges Banks
Laws #D04see Persia's Crew
Laws #D05see Death of William Gilley
Laws #D06see Death of Herbert Rice
Laws #D07see Go to Sea Once More
Laws #D08see Bigler's Crew
Laws #D09see Red Iron Ore
Laws #D10see Sealers
Laws #D11see Eastern Light
Laws #D12see Dom Pedro
Laws #D13see Dreadnaught
Laws #D14see Schooner Fred Dunbar
Laws #D15see Bold Manning
Laws #D16see Ghostly Crew
Laws #D17see Beaver Island Boys
Laws #D18see Loss of the Cedar Grove
Laws #D19see Saladin Mutiny
Laws #D20see Saladin Mutiny
Laws #D21see Wreck of the Huron
Laws #D22see Bound down for Newfoundland
Laws #D22see Bound down to Newfoundland
Laws #D23see Flemings of Torbay
Laws #D24see Titanic
Laws #D25see Gallant Brigantine
Laws #D26see Coast of Peru
Laws #D27see Ship That Never Returned
Laws #D28see Schooner EA Horton
Laws #E01see Jesse James
Laws #E02see Jesse James
Laws #E03see Cole Younger
Laws #E04see Sam Bass
Laws #E05see Sidney Allen
Laws #E06see Claud Allen
Laws #E07see Kenny Wagner
Laws #E08see Kenny Wagner's Surrender
Laws #E09see Wilkes Lovell
Laws #E10see Wild Bill Jones
Laws #E11see Charles Guiteau
Laws #E12see Ewing Brooks
Laws #E13see Frankie Silvers
Laws #E14see Gambling on the Sabbath Day
Laws #E15see Young Companions
Laws #E16see Twenty-One Years
Laws #E17see Logan County Court House
Laws #E18see Zeb Tourney's Girl
Laws #E19see JB Marcum
Laws #E20see Rowan County Crew
Laws #E21see Harvey Logan
Laws #E22see Daniel Sullivan
Laws #E23see Howard Carey
Laws #E24see Dupree
Laws #E25see Muff Lawler the Squealer
Laws #E26see Murder of FC Benwell
Laws #F01see Edgar and Ellen
Laws #F01see Jealous Lover
Laws #F02see Pearl Bryan
Laws #F03see Pearl Bryan
Laws #F04see Omie Wise
Laws #F05see Banks of the Ohio
Laws #F05see Old Shawnee
Laws #F05see On the Banks of the Old Pedee
Laws #F05see Wexford Girl
Laws #F06see Down in a Willow Garden
Laws #F07see Ballad of Grace Brown and Chester Gillette
Laws #F08see Brookfield Murder
Laws #F09see Murder of Sarah Vail
Laws #F10see Lula Viers
Laws #F11see Poor Ellen Smith
Laws #F12see Murdered by a Brother
Laws #F13see McAfee's Confession
Laws #F14see Arsenic Tragedy
Laws #F15see Nat Goodwin
Laws #F16see Fuller and Warren
Laws #F17see Vance Song
Laws #F18see Stokes's Verdict
Laws #F20see Mary Fagan
Laws #F21see Suncook Town Tragedy
Laws #F22see Goins
Laws #F23see John Funston
Laws #F24see Peddler and His Wife
Laws #F25,#F26,#F27see Ashland Tragedy
Laws #F28see Meeks Family Murder
Laws #F29see Midnight Murder of the Meeks Family
Laws #F30see Meeks Murder
Laws #F31see Naomi Wise
Laws #F32see Benjamin Dean
Laws #F33see Marian Parker
Laws #F34see Death of Emma Hartsell
Laws #F35see Lawson Murder
Laws #F36see Tom Dooley
Laws #G01see Casey Jones
Laws #G02see Wreck of Old 97
Laws #G03see Wreck on the C & O
Laws #G04see C & O Wreck
Laws #G05see Henry K Sawyer
Laws #G06see Avondale Mine Disaster
Laws #G07see Avondale Disaster
Laws #G08see Charley Hill's Old Slope
Laws #G10see Miners Fate
Laws #G11see True and Trembling Brakeman
Laws #G12see Driver Boy
Laws #G13see Granite Mill Fire
Laws #G14see Jamestown Flood
Laws #G16see Springfield Mountain
Laws #G17see Young Charlotte
Laws #G18see Stratton Mountain Tragedy
Laws #G19see Willie down by the Pond
Laws #G20see Minnie Quay
Laws #G21see Silver Dagger
Laws #G22see Floyd Collins
Laws #G23see Three Girls Drowned
Laws #G24see Miramichi Fire
Laws #G25see Meagher's Children
Laws #G26see On a Cold Winter's Night
Laws #G27see Brooklyn Theater Fire
Laws #G28see Halifax Explosion
Laws #G29see John J Curtis
Laws #G30see Chatsworth Wreck
Laws #G31see Sherman Cyclone
Laws #G32see She Perished in the Snow
Laws #G33see Onl a Miner
Laws #G33see Only a Cowboy
Laws #G33see Only a Miner
Laws #H01see State of Arkansas
Laws #H02see Danville Girl
Laws #H03see Dying Hobo
Laws #H04see Roving Gambler
Laws #H05see Death Is a Melancholy Call
Laws #H06see Wicked Polly
Laws #H07see Lazarus
Laws #H08see Little Mohea
Laws #H08see Little Mohee
Laws #H09see Lakes of Ponchartrain
Laws #H09see Lakes of Pontchartrain
Laws #H09see Lakes of the Ponchartrain
Laws #H10see Chippewa Stream
Laws #H11see Tha Banks of the Pamanaw
Laws #H12see Chilly Scenes of Winter
Laws #H12see Stormy Scenes of Winter
Laws #H13see Young Man That Wouldn't Hoe Corn
Laws #H14see Queenstown Mourner
Laws #H15see Olban
Laws #H16see Tittery Nan
Laws #H17see Plain Golden Band
Laws #H18see Morrisey and the Russian Sailor
Laws #H18see Morrissey and the Russian Sailor
Laws #H19see Morrissey and the Black
Laws #H20see Heenan and Sayers
Laws #H21see Fellow That Looks Like Me
Laws #H22see I Wonder Where's the Gambler
Laws #H23see Old Maid and the Burglar
Laws #H24see Very Unfortunate Man
Laws #H25see Courting the Widow's Daughter
Laws #H26see Girl with the Waterfall
Laws #H27see Molly and Tenbrooks
Laws #H27see Run, Molly Run
Laws #H28see Banks of Brandywine
Laws #H29see Star of Belle Isle
Laws #H30see Jerry, Go and Ile That Car
Laws #H31see Christine Leroy
Laws #I01see John Henry
Laws #I02see John Hardy
Laws #I03see Frankie and Albert
Laws #I03see Frankie and Johnny
Laws #I03see Leaving Home
Laws #I03see Maggie Was a Lady
Laws #I04see Poor Boy
Laws #I05see Delia
Laws #I05see Delia's Gone
Laws #I05see Delia, Delia
Laws #I06see Bill Martin and Ella Speed
Laws #I07see Dese Bones Gwine to Rise Again
Laws #I07see Devil Winston
Laws #I08see Little Sadie
Laws #I09see Duncan and Brady
Laws #I10see Batson
Laws #I11see Betty and Dupree
Laws #I12see Poor Lazarus
Laws #I13see Railroad Bill
Laws #I14see Bully of the Town
Laws #I14see Looking for the Bully of the Town
Laws #I15see Stagalee
Laws #I15see Stagolee
Laws #I16see Joseph Mica
Laws #I17see Boll Weevil
Laws #I19see Blue-Tail Fly
Laws #I20see Willie Warfield
Laws #J01see Young Edward
Laws #J02see Waterloo
Laws #J03see Eighteenth Day of June
Laws #J03see Plains of Waterloo
Laws #J04see Plains of Waterloo
Laws #J05see Bonnie Bunch of Roses
Laws #J05see Bonny Bunch of Roses-O
Laws #J06see Erin Far Away
Laws #J07see Dying Soldier
Laws #J08see Kerry Recruit
Laws #J09see Crimean War
Laws #J10see Heights of Alma
Laws #J11see Patrick Sheehan
Laws #J12see Daniel Monroe
Laws #J13see Sons of Liberty
Laws #J14see Croppie Boy
Laws #J14see Croppy Boy
Laws #J16see Burke's Dream
Laws #J17see Nelson's Victory at Trafalgar
Laws #J18see Battle of the Nile
Laws #J19see Little Fighting Chance
Laws #J20see Shannon and Chesapeake
Laws #J21see Chesapeake and Shannon
Laws #J22see Battle of the Shannon and Chesapeake
Laws #J23see When the Battle It Was Won
Laws #K01see Loss of the Ramillies
Laws #K02see You Gentlemen of England Fare
Laws #K03see Bay of Biscay, Oh
Laws #K04see Anford-Wright
Laws #K06see By the Lightning We Lost Our Sight
Laws #K08see Scilly Rocks
Laws #K09see Franklin Expedition
Laws #K09see Franklin the Brave
Laws #K09see Lady Franklin's Lament
Laws #K10see Sailor and His Bride
Laws #K11see Sally Munro
Laws #K12see Pinery Boy
Laws #K12see Sailor's Life
Laws #K13see Faithful Sailor Boy
Laws #K14see Fare Ye Well, Lovely Nancy
Laws #K15see Thomas and Nancy
Laws #K16see Gay Spanish Maid
Laws #K17see Constant Lovers
Laws #K17see I Never Will Marry
Laws #K18see Scarborough Sands
Laws #K19see Susan Strayed the Briny Beach
Laws #K20see Mary's Dream
Laws #K21see Greenland Fisheries
Laws #K21see Greenland Monopole
Laws #K21see Greenland Whale
Laws #K21see Greenland Whale Fisheries
Laws #K21see Greenland Whale Fishery
Laws #K22see New York Trader
Laws #K22see William Glen
Laws #K23see Flying Dutchman
Laws #K24see Merman
Laws #K25see Banks of Newfoundland
Laws #K26see Bold Maccarteney
Laws #K26see City of Baltimore
Laws #K27see Maid on the Shore
Laws #K28see Flying Cloud
Laws #K29see Bold Princess Royal
Laws #K29see Kelly the Pirate
Laws #K30see Bold Pirate
Laws #K31see Kelly the Pirate
Laws #K32see Kelley the Pirate
Laws #K32see Kelly the Pirate
Laws #K33see Barbaree
Laws #K33see High Barbaree
Laws #K34see Bold Daniels
Laws #K35see Captain Kidd
Laws #K35see Captain Robert Kidd
Laws #K36see Green Bed
Laws #K36see Jackson
Laws #K37see Poor Jack
Laws #K38see Saucy Sailor
Laws #K38see Tarry Sailor
Laws #K39see Jack Tar
Laws #K40see Dumiama Dingiama Dumiama Day
Laws #K41see Rambling Soldier
Laws #K42see Peter Street
Laws #K43see Ambletown
Laws #K43see Bell Bottom Trousers
Laws #K43see Home Boys Home
Laws #K43see Home, Boys, Home
Laws #K43see Raspberry Lane
Laws #K43see Roseberry Lane
Laws #K43see Rosemary Lane
Laws #L01see Crafty Boy
Laws #L01see Crafty Farmer
Laws #L02see Highwayman Outwitted
Laws #L03see Maid and the Robber
Laws #L04see Dixon and Johnson
Laws #L04see Two Butchers
Laws #L05see Sam Hall
Laws #L05see Samuel Small
Laws #L06see Jack Sheppard
Laws #L07see Brennan on the Moor
Laws #L08see Bonnie Black Bess
Laws #L09see Bonnie Black Bess
Laws #L10see Dick Turpin and the Lawyer
Laws #l10see Turpin's Valour
Laws #L11see Gallows Tree
Laws #L12see Rake and Rambling Boy
Laws #L13see Gilgarry Mountain
Laws #L13see Kilgary Mountain
Laws #L14see Poacher's Fate
Laws #L15see Irish Mail Robber
Laws #L16see Boston City
Laws #L16see Botany Bay
Laws #L17see Jack Williams
Laws #L18see Van Dieman's Land
Laws #L19see Wild Young Irish Boy
Laws #L20see Wild Colonial Boy
Laws #L21see Johnny Troy
Laws #L22see Bold Jack Donohue
Laws #L28see Wild Colonial Boy
Laws #M01see So Early in the Spring
Laws #M02see Johnny Doyle
Laws #M03see Charming Beauty Bright
Laws #M04see Oh, Who Is at My Bedroom Window?
Laws #M04see Silver Dagger
Laws #M04see Wake, O Wake, You Drowsy Sleeper
Laws #M06see Aran's Lonely Home
Laws #M07see Rich Merchant
Laws #M08see Reilly's Farewell
Laws #M09see John Rally
Laws #M10see Riley's Courtship
Laws #M11see My Father's Servant Boy
Laws #M12see Prentice Boy
Laws #M13see Locks and Bolts
Laws #M14see Bonny Labouring Boy
Laws #M15see Since Love Can Enter an Iron Door
Laws #M16see Mary Riley
Laws #M17see Mary Nail
Laws #M18see Pretty Betsey
Laws #M19see Rich Merchant
Laws #M20see Betsy
Laws #M20see Fair Betsy
Laws #M20see Johnny and Betsy
Laws #M21see Merchant's Only Son
Laws #M22see Jolly Young Sailor Boy
Laws #M23see Gay Girl Marie
Laws #M24see Jolly Ploughboy
Laws #M25see Banks of Sweet Dundee
Laws #M26see Green Brier Shore
Laws #M27see Bold Soldier
Laws #M27see Douglas Tragedy
Laws #M27see Earl Brand
Laws #M27see Jolly Soldier
Laws #M28see Down by the Tan-Yard Side
Laws #M29see Beautiful Susan
Laws #M30see Farewell Dear Rosanna
Laws #M31see Villikins and His Dinah
Laws #M32see Bamboo Brier
Laws #M32see Bramble Briar
Laws #M32see Bruton Town
Laws #M32see Constant Farmer's Son
Laws #M32see Jealous Brothers
Laws #M33see Constant Farmer's Son
Laws #M34see Edward in the Lowlands
Laws #M35see Lovely Willie
Laws #M36see American Woods
Laws #M37see Wreck of the Nightingale
Laws #M38see Jimmy and Nancy
Laws #M39see Sir Neil and Glengyle
Laws #N01see Duke of Argyl
Laws #N02see Paisley Officer
Laws #N03see Female Sailor Bold
Laws #N05see Lady Leroy
Laws #N06see Disguised Sailor
Laws #N07see Jack the Sailor
Laws #N07see Jackaro
Laws #N07see Jackaroe
Laws #N07see Jackie Frazier
Laws #N08see It Was on One Monday Morning
Laws #N09see Banks of the Nile
Laws #N09see Farewell My Dear Nancy
Laws #N10see Silk Merchant's Daughter
Laws #N11see Billy Taylor
Laws #N12see Short Jacket
Laws #N13see Handsome Cabin Boy
Laws #N14see Polly Oliver
Laws #N15see True Lovers Departure
Laws #N16see Rose of Britain's Isle
Laws #N17see Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold
Laws #N18see Sailor Boy
Laws #N19see Blaeberry Courtship
Laws #N20see Dog and Gun
Laws #N21see Female Highwayman
Laws #N21see Sovay
Laws #N22see Clothier
Laws #N22see Jealous Husband Well Fitted
Laws #N22see Kate and Her Horns
Laws #N23see Half Hitch
Laws #N24see Katey Morey
Laws #N25see Love in the Tub
Laws #N26see Lawyer Outwitted
Laws #N27see Blind Beggar's Daughter
Laws #N28see Willie and Mary
Laws #N29see Seaman and His Love
Laws #N30see Brisk Young Farmer
Laws #N31see Bloody Waterloo
Laws #N32see Plains of Waterloo
Laws #N33see Lovely Nancy
Laws #N34see Janie on the Moor
Laws #N35see Dark Eyed Sailor
Laws #N35see Dark-Eyed Canaller
Laws #N36see George Reilly
Laws #N38see Mantle So Green
Laws #N39see Pride of Glencoe
Laws #N40see Claudy Banks
Laws #N41see Lady of the Lake
Laws #N42see Fair Maid Walking
Laws #N42see John Reilly
Laws #N42see John Riley
Laws #N42see Young and Single Sailor
Laws #N43see Johnny German
Laws #O01see Blackwaterside
Laws #O02see Brown Girl
Laws #O03see Bogle Bo
Laws #O03see Foggy Dew
Laws #O03see Foggy, Foggy Dew
Laws #O04see Little Gypsy Girl
Laws #O05see Ellen the Fair
Laws #O06see Lass of Glenshee
Laws #O06see Rose of Glenshee
Laws #O07see Lone the Plowboy
Laws #O08see Sailor and the Shepherdess
Laws #O09see Searching for Lambs
Laws #O10see Pretty Bessy Milkmaid
Laws #O11see Rigs of Rye
Laws #O12see Robbie Tampson's Smitty
Laws #O13see Jolly Young Sailor
Laws #O14see Pretty Polly
Laws #O15see Green Mossy Banks of the Lea
Laws #O16see King David Had a Pleasant Dream
Laws #O17see Rocky Mountain
Laws #O17see Yon High High Hill
Laws #O18see Bonny Wee Window
Laws #O20see When a Man's in Love
Laws #O21see Barney and Katie
Laws #O22see Two Lovers Discoursing
Laws #O23see Duke of Athol
Laws #O24see Bold Fisherman
Laws #O25see Lady of Carlisle
Laws #O25see Lady's Fan
Laws #O26see Turkish Lady
Laws #O27see Jolly Roving Tar
Laws #O28see Black-Eyed Susan
Laws #O29see Erin's Flowery Vale
Laws #O30see Jimmy and His Own True Love
Laws #O31see Soldier Boy
Laws #O32see Bold Privateer
Laws #O33see Cruel War
Laws #O33see Warfare Is Raging
Laws #O34see Burns and His Highland Mary
Laws #O35see Bonny Boy
Laws #O35see Daily Growing
Laws #O35see Lady Mary Ann
Laws #O35see Young Laird of Craigston
Laws #O35see Young Laird of Craigstoun
Laws #O36see Molly Bawn
Laws #O36see Polly Vaughn
Laws #O37see Silvery Tide
Laws #O38see Fair Fanny Moore
Laws #O39see Sheffield Apprentice
Laws #O40see Lady and the Farmer's Son
Laws #O41see Sailor Courted
Laws #P01see Girl I Left Behind Me
Laws #P02see Green Bushes
Laws #P03see No Sign of a Marriage
Laws #P04see Sailor and the Tailor
Laws #P05see William and Nancy
Laws #P06see Pretty Susie, the Pride of Kildare
Laws #P07see Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe
Laws #P08see Grey Mare
Laws #P09see Am I the Doctor?
Laws #P09see Brown Girl
Laws #P10see Rejected Lover
Laws #P11see Dearest Nancy
Laws #P12see Loving Nancy
Laws #P13see Lame Soldier
Laws #P13see Peggy and the Soldier
Laws #P14see Brave Volunteer
Laws #P14see Nightingales Sing
Laws #P14see Wild Rippling Waters
Laws #P15see Reynardine
Laws #P16see Dawning of the Day
Laws #P17see Blow the Candles Out
Laws #P18see Pretty Little Miss
Laws #P19see As I Went Out Ae May Morning
Laws #P20see Fatal Snowstorm
Laws #P21see Mary on the Wild Moor
Laws #P22see Lovely Banks of Boyne
Laws #P23see Bold Lover Gay
Laws #P24see Butcher's Boy
Laws #P24see There Is a Tavern in the Town
Laws #P25see Love Has Brought Me to Despair
Laws #P26see Bonny Young Irish Boy
Laws #P27see Blooming Caroline of Edinburgh
Laws #P27see Caroline of Edinburgh Town
Laws #P28see Bessie of Ballydubray
Laws #P29see Flora the Lily of the West
Laws #P30see Oxford City
Laws #P31see Nobleman's Wedding
Laws #P32see Gentleman of Exeter
Laws #P33see Susannah Clargy
Laws #P34see Dreadful Ghost
Laws #P35see Oxford Tragedy
Laws #P36see Cruel Ship's Carpenter
Laws #P36see Pretty Polly
Laws #P36see Ship's Carpenter
Laws #P37see Old Oak Tree
Laws #P38see James Macdonald
Laws #P39see Pat O'Brien
Laws #P40see Jessie Munroe
Laws #Q01see Father Grumble
Laws #Q01see Old Crumley
Laws #Q01see Old Grumbler
Laws #Q02see Auld Man and the Churnstaff
Laws #Q02see Eggs and Marrowbones
Laws #Q02see Johnny Sands
Laws #Q02see Marrow Bones
Laws #Q02see Old Woman from Wexford
Laws #Q02see Rich Old Lady
Laws #Q02see Tipping It Up to Nancy
Laws #Q04see Devilish Mary
Laws #Q05see Dumb, Dumb, Dumb
Laws #Q06see Holly Twig
Laws #Q07see Ladle Song
Laws #Q08see Boatsman and the Tailor
Laws #Q08see Trooper and the Tailor
Laws #Q09see Everyday Dirt
Laws #Q09see Johnny and Old Mr Henly
Laws #Q09see Will the Weaver
Laws #Q10see Weaver Had a Wife
Laws #Q11see Dog in the Closet
Laws #Q12see There Was a Sea Captain
Laws #Q13see Oyster Girl
Laws #Q14see Monkey Turned Barber
Laws #Q15see Love of God Shave
Laws #Q16see Coorting in the Kitchen
Laws #Q17see Finnegan's Wake
Laws #Q18see Pat Malone Forgot That He Was Dead
Laws #Q19see Doran's Ass
Laws #Q20see Erin-Go-Bragh
Laws #Q21see Miller's Will
Laws #Q21see There Was an Old Miller
Laws #Q22see Scew Ball
Laws #Q22see Skewball
Laws #Q22see Stewball
Laws #Q23see Creeping Jane
Laws #Q24see Pat Malloy
Laws #Q25see Tom O'Neil
Laws #Q26see Unfortunate Lass
Laws #Q27see Erin's Green Shore
Laws #Q27see Erin's Green Shores
Laws #Q28see Soldier's Boy
Laws #Q29see Fisherman's Boy
Laws #Q30see Farmer's Boy
Laws #Q31see Lost Lady Found
Laws #Q32see Death of a Romish Lady
Laws #Q33see Lakes of Col Fin
Laws #Q33see Lakes of Col Flynn
Laws #Q34see Babes in the Wood
Laws #Q34see Pretty Babes in the Wood
Laws #Q35see Blantyre Explosion
Laws #Q36see Miner's Doom
Laws #Q37see Factor's Garland
Laws #Q37see Factor's Song
Laws #Q38see Wealthy London Prentice
Laws #Q39see Building of Solomon's Temple

Source: James Prescott's Folk Song Index, formatting slightly modified by Joe Offer.

If my computer counted them right, there are 666 songs in this index.


Ballads in Native American Balladry:
    A1 - A26: War Ballads
    B1 - B27: Ballads of Cowboys and Pioneers
    C1 - C28: Ballads of Lumberjacks
    D1 - D28: Ballads of Sailors and the Sea
    E1 - E26: Ballads About Criminals and Outlaws
    F1 - F37: Murder Ballads
    G1 - G33: Ballads of Tragedies and Disasters
    H1 - H31: Ballads on Various Topics
    I1 - I20: Ballads of the Negro

Ballads in American Balladry from British Broadsides:
    J1 - J23: War Ballads
    K1 - K43: Ballads of Sailors and the Sea
    L1 - L22: Ballads of Crime and Criminals
    M1 - M39: Ballads of Family Opposition to Lovers
    N1 - N43: Ballads of Lovers' Disguise and Tricks
    O1 - O41: Ballads of Faithful Lovers
    P1 - P40: Ballads of Unfaithful Lovers
    Q1 - Q39: Humorous and Miscellaneous Ballads


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Subject: RE: Laws index of numbers online?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 09:18 AM

What a useful list. I have a copy of the second vol but don't have the native American stuff. Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Laws index of numbers online?
From: banjocircus
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 11:14 AM

Thank you for the very helpful responses.

Are Laws's books still in print?

Jonathan


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Subject: RE: Laws index of numbers online?
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 12:40 PM

You can download Native American Balladry for free at
http://www.archive.org/details/nativeamericanba000468mbp

or go in search of a used hardcopy of one of his books at
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=g+malcolm+laws&sts=t&x=78&y=15

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: Law Index: Native American Balladry
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Mar 11 - 02:25 AM

The Prescott rendition of the Laws Index, above, is very helpful - but it was created for another purpose, and it does not exactly match the index in the appendix of Native American Balladry. I'm going to leave the index above as Prescott created it, and I have edited the index in this message so it coincides with Laws.
I was able to download a copy of Native American Balladry from Archive.org (I think it's no longer available, but I'm not sure of that); and I found a library copy of the second volume, Ballads in American Balladry from British Broadsides (1957). I now have the complete Laws index posted below, but you may also want to look at Prescott's rendering of the index (above), because Prescott includes alternate titles for many of the songs.

-Joe-


Native American Balladry

Appendix I, Native Ballads Current in Oral Tradition

(by G. Malcolm Laws, Jr. - Revised Edition, Published by The American Folklore Society, 1964)

A: War Ballads

Laws #A01Brave Wolfe
Laws #A02Major Andre's Capture
Laws #A03Paul Jones, The Privateer
Laws #A04Paul Jones's Victory
Laws #A05James Bird
Laws #A06The Constitution and the Guerriere
Laws #A07The Battle of New Orleans
Laws #A08The Texas Rangers
Laws #A09The Battle of Bull Run (Manassa Junction)
Laws #A10The Battle of Shiloh
Laws #A11The Battle of Shiloh Hill
Laws #A12The Battle of Elkhorn Tavern (The Pea Ridge Battle)
Laws #A13The Battle of Mill Springs (Young Edward)
Laws #A14The Dying Ranger
Laws #A15The Drummer Boy of Shiloh
Laws #A16A Soldier from Missouri (The Kansas Line)
Laws #A17The Last Fierce Charge (The Battle of Fredericksburg, Custer's Last Charge)
Laws #A18The Cumberland's Crew (The Sinking of the Cumberland)
Laws #A19The Rebel's Escape
Laws #A20
Hiram Hubbert / Hiram Hubbard
Laws #A21 Bold Dighton
Laws #A22Brave General Brock
Laws #A23The Sweet Sunny South
Laws #A24Revolutionary Tea
Laws #A25The Hunters of Kentucky
Laws #A26The Cumberland

B: Ballads of Cowboys and Pioneers

Laws #B01The Cowboy's Lament (The Dying Cowboy)
Laws #B02The Dying Cowboy (Oh Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie)
Laws #B03When the Work's All Done This Fall
Laws #B04Utah Carroll
Laws #B05Little Joe the Wrangler
Laws #B06Bill Vanero (Paul Venerez)
Laws #B07The Wandering Cowboy (Home, Sweet Home)
Laws #B08A Fair Lady of the Plains (Death of a Maiden Fair)
Laws #B09Sweet Betsy from Pike
Laws #B10The Buffalo Skinners (Boggy Creek, or The Hills of Mexico)
Laws #B11The Sioux Indians
Laws #B12Pattonia, the Pride of the Plain
Laws #B13The Trail to Mexico
Laws #B14Joe Bowers
Laws #B15The Bucking Broncho (The Broncho Buster)
Laws #B16Zebra Dun
Laws #B17
Tying A Knot in the Devil's Tail
Laws #B18Strawberry Roan
Laws #B19The Mountain Meadows Massacre
Laws #B20The Wild Boy
Laws #B21Root Hog or Die
Laws #B22Sweet Jane
Laws #B23My Heart's Tonight in Texas
Laws #B24Cowboy Jack
Laws #B25The Rolling Stone
Laws #B26The Boys of Sanpete County
Laws #B27The Horse Wrangler (The Tenderfoot)

C: Ballads of Lumberjacks

Laws #C01The Jam at Gerry's Rock
Laws #C02The Banks of the Little Eau Pleine
Laws #C03The Drowning of John Roberts
Laws #C04Jimmie Judd (The Beau Shai River)
Laws #C05The Wild Mustard River (Johnny Stile)
Laws #C06Tebo (Thibault)
Laws #C07James Whalen
Laws #C08Lost Jimmie Whalen
Laws #C09Guy Read
Laws #C10Samuel Allen
Laws #C11The Shanty-Boy on the Big Eau Claire
Laws #C12The Death of Harry Bradford
Laws #C13Harry Bale (Dale, Bail, Bell, etc.)
Laws #C14Harry Dunn (The Hanging Limb)
Laws #C15John Singleton
Laws #C16The Little Brown Bulls
Laws #C17Canaday-I-O (Michigan-I-O, Colley's Run-I-O
Laws #C18The Three McFarlands
Laws #C19The Backwoodsman (The Green Mountain Boys)
Laws #C20Blue Mountain Lake (The Belle of Long Lake)
Laws #C21The Dam on Baldwin Creek
Laws #C22Driving Logs on the Cass
Laws #C23Turner's Camp on the Chippewa
Laws #C24Silver Jack
Laws #C25Jack Haggerty (The Flat River Girl)
Laws #C26The Banks of the Gaspereaux
Laws #C27
Peter Emerly (Peter Amberley, Emery, etc.)
Laws #C28The Fox River Line (The Rock Island Line)

D: Ballads of Sailors

Laws #D01The Bold Northwestern Man
Laws #D02The Loss of the Albion
Laws #D03Fifteen Ships on Georges' Bank
Laws #D04The Persian's Crew
Laws #D05The Death of William Gilley
Laws #D06The Death of Herbert Rice
Laws #D07Dixie Brown
Laws #D08The Bigler's Crew
Laws #D09Red Iron Ore
Laws #D10The Sealers
Laws #D11The Eastern Light
Laws #D12The Dom Pedro
Laws #D13The Dreadnaught
Laws #D14The Schooner Fred Dunbar
Laws #D15
Bold Manan the Pirate
Laws #D16The Ghostly Crew
Laws #D17The Beaver Island Boys
Laws #D18The Cedar Grove
Laws #D19Charles Augustus Anderson
Laws #D20George Jones
Laws #D21The Wreck of the Huron
Laws #D22Bound Down to Newfoundland
Laws #D23The Flemings of Torbay
Laws #D24The Titanic I
Laws #D25The Gallant Brigantine
Laws #D26The Coast of Peru
Laws #D27The Ship That Never Returned
Laws #D28The E. A. Horton

E: Ballads about Criminals and Outlaws

Laws #E01Jesse James I
Laws #E02Jesse James II
Laws #E03Cole Younger
Laws #E04Sam Bass
Laws #E05Sidney Allen
Laws #E06Claude Allen
Laws #E07Kenny Wagner
Laws #E08Kenny Wagner's Surrender
Laws #E09Wilkes Lovell
Laws #E10Wild Bill Jones
Laws #E11Charles Guiteau
Laws #E12Ewing Brooks (Maxwell's Doom)
Laws #E13Frankie Silvers
Laws #E14Gambling on the Sabbath Day
Laws #E15Young Companions
Laws #E16Twenty-One Years
Laws #E17Logan County Jail (Dallas County Jail)
Laws #E18Zeb Tourney's Girl
Laws #E19J.B. Marcum (A Kentucky Feud Song)
Laws #E20
The Rowan County Crew (Trouble, or Tragedy)(A Tolliver-Martin Feud Song)
Laws #E21Harvey Logan
Laws #E22Daniel Sullivan
Laws #E23Howard Carey
Laws #E24Frank Dupree
Laws #E25Muff Lawler, the Squealer
Laws #E26The Murder of F.C. Benwell

F: Murder Ballads

Laws #F01aThe Jealous Lover (Florella, Floella, etc.)
Laws #F01bThe Jealous Lover (b) (Pearl Bryan II)
Laws #F01cThe Jealous Lover (c) (Nell Cropsey II)
Laws #F02 Pearl Bryan II
Laws #F03 Pearl Bryan III
Laws #F04Poor Omie (John Lewis)(Little Omie Wise)
Laws #F05On the Banks of the Ohio
Laws #F06Rose Connoley (Down in the Willow Garden)
Laws #F07Grace Brown and Chester Gillette
Laws #F08The Brookfield Murder
Laws #F09The Murder of Sarah Vail
Laws #F10Lula Viers
Laws #F11Ellen Smith
Laws #F12Murdered by a Brother
Laws #F13McAfee's Confession
Laws #F14Henry Green (The Murdered Wife)
Laws #F15Nat Goodwin
Laws #F16Fuller and Warren
Laws #F17The Vance Song
Laws #F18Jim Fisk
Laws #F19Floyd Frazier (Ellen Flannery)
Laws #F20(Little) Mary Phagan
Laws #F21Suncook Town Tragedy
Laws #F22Poor Goins
Laws #F23John Funston
Laws #F24The Peddler and His Wife
Laws #F25,#F26,#F27The Ashland Tragedy I, II, and III
Laws #F28, #F29, #F30
The Meeks Family Murder I, II, and III
Laws #F31Naomi Wise
Laws #F32Benjamin Deane
Laws #F33Marian Parker
Laws #F34Emma Hartsell
Laws #F35The Lawson Murder
Laws #F36The Murder of Laura Foster (Tom Dooley)

G: Ballads of Tragedies and Disasters

Laws #G01Casey Jones
Laws #G02The Wreck of Old 97
Laws #G03The Wreck on the C & O
Laws #G04The C & O Wreck (1913)
Laws #G05Henry K. Sawyer
Laws #G06The Avondale Disaster I (The Mines of Avondale)
Laws #G07The Avondale Disaster II
Laws #G08Charley Hill's Old Slope
Laws #G09The Cross Mountain Explosion (Coal Creek Disaster)
Laws #G10The Miner's Fate
Laws #G11The Dying Mine Brakeman
Laws #G12The Driver Boy
Laws #G13The Burning of the Granite Mill
Laws #G14The Johnstown Flood
Laws #G15The Milwaukee Fire
Laws #G16Springfield Mountain
Laws #G17Young Charlotte (Fair Charlotte)
Laws #G18Stratton Mountain Tragedy
Laws #G19Willie down by the Pond (Sinful to Flirt)
Laws #G20Minnie Quay (Winnie Gray)
Laws #G21The Silver Dagger
Laws #G22Floyd Collins
Laws #G23
Three Girls Drowned
Laws #G24The Miramichi Fire
Laws #G25Meagher's Children
Laws #G26The Wreck of Number Nine
Laws #G27The Brooklyn Theatre Fire
Laws #G28The Halifax Explosion
Laws #G29John J Curtis
Laws #G30The Chatsworth Wreck
Laws #G31The Sherman Cyclone
Laws #G32Three Perished in the Snow
Laws #G33Only a Miner (The Hard-Working Miner)

H: Ballads on Various Topics

Laws #H01An Arkansas Traveller
Laws #H02Ten Thousand Miles from Home (A Wild and Reckless Hobo; The Railroad Bum)
Laws #H03The Dying Hobo
Laws #H04The Roving Gambler (The Gambling Man)
Laws #H05Death Is a Melancholy Call
Laws #H06Wicked Polly
Laws #H07The Little Family (Mary, Martha, and Lazarus)
Laws #H08The Little Mohea
Laws #H09The Lake of Ponchartrain
Laws #H10The Chippewa Girl
Laws #H11On the Banks of the Pamanaw
Laws #H12The Lonesome Scenes of Winter
Laws #H13The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn (The Lazy Man)
Laws #H14The Queenstown Mourner (In the Township of Danville)
Laws #H15Olban, or The White Captive
Laws #H16
Tittery Nan
Laws #H17The Plain Golden Band
Laws #H18Morrissey and the Russian Sailor
Laws #H19Morrissey and the Black
Laws #H20Heenan and Sayers
Laws #H21The Fellow That Looks Like Me
Laws #H22I Wonder Where's the Gambler
Laws #H23The Old Maid and the Burglar
Laws #H24The Warranty Deed (The Wealthy Old Maid)
Laws #H25Courting the Widow's Daughter (Hard Times)
Laws #H26The Girl That Wore a Waterfall
Laws #H27Ten Broeck and Mollie
Laws #H28The Banks of Brandywine
Laws #H29The Blooming White Star of Belle Isle
Laws #H30Jerry, Go and Ile That Car
Laws #H31Christine Leroy

I: Ballads of the Negro

Laws #I01John Henry
Laws #I02John Hardy
Laws #I03Frankie and Albert
Laws #I04The Coon Can Game
Laws #I05Delia (Holmes)
Laws #I06Ella Speed (Bill Martin and Ella Speed)
Laws #I07Devil Winston
Laws #I08Bad Lee Brown (Little Sadie)
Laws #I09Brady (Duncan and Brady)
Laws #I10Batson
Laws #I11Dupree
Laws #I12Poor Lazarus (Bad Man Lazarus)
Laws #I13Railroad Bill
Laws #I14The Bully of the Town
Laws #I15Stagolee (Stackerlee)
Laws #I16Joseph Mica (Mikel)(The Wreck of the Six-Wheel Driver)(Been on the Cholly So Long)
Laws #I17The Boll Weevil
Laws #I18Dese Bones Gwine to Rise Again
Laws #I19
The Blue-Tail Fly
Laws #I20 Willie Warfield

Source: Native American Balladry
Appendix I, Native American Ballads Current in Oral Tradition
by G. Malcolm Laws, Jr. - Second Edition, Published by The American Folklore Society, 1964

Based on James Prescott's Folk Song Index, formatting and text modified by Joe Offer to correspond directly with the Laws books.


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Subject: RE: Laws index numbers online?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Mar 11 - 05:27 AM

I'm looking at a 1950 edition of Native American Balladry, and it does not include many of the Laws numbers listed by the Prescott Website (or by the Digital Tradition). The last "A" listing was Hiram Hubbert, Laws A20 - but the Prescott index goes to Laws A26. I believe the last revision of Native American Balladry was in 1964, and Laws added a number of songs in the 1964 edition of the book. Notice that I've placed a line in each category to separate the songs added in the second edition. If you have the later edition and can help correct these listings, please post corrections below. I think I have them all correct, but mistakes are inevitable in this sort of project.
Thanks.

-Joe-


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Subject: Index: American Balladry from British Broadsides
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 01:53 AM

OK, so I bought the Laws books on eBay for $60, which I understand is quite a steal; and I altered the Prescott index so it corresponds exactly to the Laws Index. Here is the completed index of the second volume. The first volume is above.

American Balladry from British Broadsides

Appendix I, British Broadside Ballads Current in American Tradition

(by G. Malcolm Laws, Jr. - Published by The American Folklore Society, 1957)

J: War Ballads

Laws #J01The Drummer Boy of Waterloo
Laws #J02Waterloo I
Laws #J03The Plains of Waterloo II
Laws #J04The Plains of Waterloo III
Laws #J05The Bonnie Bunch of Roses
Laws #J06Erin Far Away I
Laws #J07The Dying Soldier (Erin Far Away II)
Laws #J08The True Paddy's Song (The Kerry Recruit)
Laws #J09The Crimean War
Laws #J10The Heights of Alma
Laws #J11Patrick Sheehan
Laws #J12Donald Monroe
Laws #J13The Sons of Liberty
Laws #J14The Croppy Boy
Laws #J15James Ervin
Laws #J16Burke's Dream
Laws #J17Nelson's Victory at Trafalgar
Laws #J18The Battle of the Nile
Laws #J19The Little Fighting Chance
Laws #J20The Chesapeake and the Shannon I
Laws #J21The Chesapeake and the Shannon II
Laws #J22The Chesapeake and the Shannon III
Laws #J23When the Battle It Was Won (Young Jimmy and the Officer)

K: Ballads of Sailors and the Sea

Laws #K01The Loss of the Ramillies
Laws #K02Ye Gentlemen of England I
Laws #K03Bay of Biscay (Ye Gentlemen of England II)
Laws #K04The Loss of the Amphritrite
Laws #K05Captain Burke
Laws #K06By the Lightning We Lost Our Sight
Laws #K07The Isle of Man Shore
Laws #K08The Rocks of Scilly
Laws #K09Lady Franklin's Lament (The Sailor's Dream)
Laws #K10The Sailor and His Bride
Laws #K11Sally Monroe
Laws #K12The Sailor Boy I
Laws #K13The Faithful Sailor Boy
Laws #K14Farewell, Charming Nancy
Laws #K15Thomas and Nancy
Laws #K16A Gay Spanish Maid
Laws #K17Down by the Sea Shore
Laws #K18Scarboro Sand
Laws #K19Susan Strayed the Briny Beach
Laws #K20Mary's Dream
Laws #K21The Greenland Whale Fishery
Laws #K22aA & B Captain Glen (The Guilty Sea Captain A)
Laws #K22bThe New York Trader (The Guilty Sea Captain B)
Laws #K23The Flying Dutchman
Laws #K24The Merman (Pretty Fair Maid with a Tail)
Laws #K25The Banks of Newfoundland
Laws #K26Bold McCarthy (The City of Baltimore)
Laws #K27The Maid on the Shore
Laws #K28The Flying Cloud
Laws #K29The Bold Princess Royal
Laws #K30The Bold Pirate
Laws #K31Kelly the Pirate I
Laws #K32Kelly the Pirate II
Laws #K33High Barbary
Laws #K34Bold Daniels (The Roving Lizzie)
Laws #K35Captain Kidd
Laws #K36Johnny the Sailor (Green Beds)
Laws #K37Will You Wed with a Tarry Sailor?
Laws #K38The Saucy Sailor (Jack the Jolly Tar II)
Laws #K39Jack Tar
Laws #K40Jack the Jolly Tar I (Tarry Sailor)
Laws #K41Gold Watch
Laws #K42The Shirt and the Apron
Laws #K43 Home, Dearie, Home (Bell-Bottom Trousers)

L: Ballads of Crime and Criminals

Laws #L01The Yorkshire Bite
Laws #L02The Highwayman Outwitted
Laws #L03The Undaunted Female (The Box Upon Her Head)
Laws #L04The Three Butchers
Laws #L05Sam Hall (Jack Hall)
Laws #L06Jack Sheppard
Laws #L07Brennan on the Moor
Laws #L08My Bonny Black Bess I
Laws #L09 Bonny Black Bess II
Laws #L10Dick Turpin and the Lawyer
Laws #L11Gallows
Laws #L12The Rambling Boy
Laws #L13aWhiskey in the Jar (The Irish Robber A)
Laws #L13bThe Irish Robber B (McCollister)
Laws #L14The Poacher's Fate
Laws #L15The Irish Mail Robber
Laws #L16aBotany Bay A
Laws #L16bThe Boston Burglar (Botany Bay B)
Laws #L17Jack Williams
Laws #L18Van Diemans' Land
Laws #L19I Am a Wild Young Irish Boy
Laws #L20The Wild Colonial Boy
Laws #L21Johnny Troy
Laws #L22Jack Donohue
Laws #L28??Wild Colonial Boy??

M: Ballads of Family Opposition to Lovers

Laws #M01Early, Early in the Spring
Laws #M02Johnny Doyle
Laws #M03Charming Beauty Bright
Laws #M04The Drowsy Sleeper
Laws #M05Henry Connors
Laws #M06Erin's Lonely Home
Laws #M07William and Harriet
Laws #M08Riley's Farewell (Riley to America)
Laws #M09William Riley's Courtship
Laws #M10William (Willie) Riley (Riley's Trial)
Laws #M11My Father's Servant Boy
Laws #M12The Apprentice Boy
Laws #M13Locks and Bolts (I Dreamed of My True Love)
Laws #M14The Bonny Laboring Boy
Laws #M15The Iron Door
Laws #M16Mary Acklin (The Squire's Young Daughter)
Laws #M17Mary Neal
Laws #M18Pretty Betsy
Laws #M19Young Sailor Bold (The Rich Merchant's Daughter)
Laws #M20Betsy Is a Beauty Fair (Johnny and Betsy)
Laws #M21The Merchant's Only Son
Laws #M22The Bonny Sailor Boy (Jolly Young Sailor Boy)
Laws #M23Gay Girl Marie
Laws #M24The Jolly Ploughboy (Little Plowing Boy)
Laws #M25The Banks of Sweet Dundee (Undaunted Mary)
Laws #M26The New River Shore (The Red River Shore)
Laws #M27The Bold Soldier
Laws #M28The Tan-Yard Side
Laws #M29Beautiful Susan
Laws #M30Farewell, Dear Rosanna
Laws #M31aWilliam and Dinah A
Laws #M31bVillikins and His Dinah (William and Dinah B)
Laws #M32The Bramble Briar (In Bruton Town, In Seaport Town, The Merchant's Daughter)
Laws #M33The Constant Farmer's Son
Laws #M34Edwin in the Lowlands
Laws #M35Lovely Willie
Laws #M36American Woods
Laws #M37The Nightingale
Laws #M38Nancy of Yarmough (Jemmy and Nancy)
Laws #M39Sir Neil and Glengyle

N: Ballads of Lovers' Disguises and Tricks

Laws #N01The Duke of Argyle
Laws #N02The Paisley Officer (India's Burning Sands)
Laws #N03Female Sailor Bold
Laws #N04The Female Warrior (Pretty Polly)
Laws #N05The Lady Leroy
Laws #N06Disguised Sailor
Laws #N07Jack Monroe (Jackie Frazier; The Wars of Germany)
Laws #N08William and Nancy I (Lisbon; Men's Clothing I'll Put On I)
Laws #N09The Banks of the Nile
Laws #N10The Silk Merchant's Daughter
Laws #N11William Taylor
Laws #N12The Maid in Sorrow (Short Jacket)
Laws #N13The Handsome Cabin Boy (The Female Cabin Boy)
Laws #N14Polly Oliver
Laws #N15The Noble Duke
Laws #N16The Rose of Britain's Isle
Laws #N17Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Young Sailor Bold II)
Laws #N18The Prince of Morocco (The Sailor Boy II)
Laws #N19The Blaeberry Courtship
Laws #N20The Golden Glove (Dog and Gun)
Laws #N21The Female Highwayman
Laws #N22Kate and Her Horns
Laws #N23The Half-Hitch
Laws #N24Katey Morey
Laws #N25Love in a Tub (The Merchant Outwitted)
Laws #N26The Lawyer Outwitted
Laws #N27The Blind Beggar's Daughter of Bednall Green
Laws #N28Willie and Mary (Little Mary, the Sailor's Bride)
Laws #N29A Seaman and His Love (The Welcome Sailor)
Laws #N30William Hall (The Brisk Young Farmer)
Laws #N31Waterloo II
Laws #N32The Plains of Waterloo I
Laws #N33Lovely Nancy I
Laws #N34Janie on the Moor
Laws #N35The Dark Eyed Sailor (Fair Phoebe and Her Dark-Eyed Sailor)
Laws #N36John (George) Riley I
Laws #N37John (George) Riley II (YOung Riley)
Laws #N38The Mantle So Green
Laws #N39MacDonald's Return to Glencoe (The Pride of Glencoe)
Laws #N40The Banks of Claudy
Laws #N41The Lady of the Lake (The Banks of Clyde)
Laws #N42Pretty Fair Maid (The Maiden in the Garden)
Laws #N43Johnny German

O: Ballads of Faithful Lovers

Laws #O01The Black Water Side
Laws #O02The Brown Girl
Laws #O03The Foggy Dew
Laws #O04The Gypsy Maid (The Gypsy's Wedding Day)
Laws #O05Ellen the Fair
Laws #O06The Lass of Glenshee
Laws #O07Cupid the Plowboy
Laws #O08The Sailor and the Shepherdess
Laws #O09Branded Lambs
Laws #O10Pretty Bessy the Milkmaid (Blackberry Fold)
Laws #O11Two Rigs of Rye
Laws #O12Robin Tamson's Smiddy
Laws #O13The Jolly Young Sailor and the Beautiful Queen
Laws #O14Pretty Polly (Moll Boy's Courtship)
Laws #O15The Green Mossy Banks of the Lea
Laws #O16King David Had a Pleasant Dream (The Slighted Soldier)
Laws #O17Seventeen Come Sunday
Laws #O18The Bonny Wee Window
Laws #O19Rich Amerikay
Laws #O20When a Man's in Love
Laws #O21Barney and Katie
Laws #O22Two Lovers Discoursing
Laws #O23When Will Ye Gang Awa' (Huntingtower)
Laws #O24The Bold Fisherman
Laws #O25The Lady of Carlisle
Laws #O25 Lady's Fan
Laws #O26The Turkish Lady (The Turkish Rover)
Laws #O27Jolly Roving Tar
Laws #O28Black-Eyed Susan (Dark-Eyed Susan)
Laws #O29Erin's Flowery Vale(The Irish Girl's Lament)
Laws #O30Jimmy and His Own True Love
Laws #O31Soldier Boy
Laws #O32The Bold Privateer
Laws #O33The Girl Volunteer
Laws #O34Burns and His Highland Mary
Laws #O35A-Growing (He's Young Bue He's A-Growing; The Trees They Do Grow High)
Laws #O36Molly Bawn (Shooting of His Dear)
Laws #O37The Silvery Tide
Laws #O38Fair Fanny Moore
Laws #O39The Sheffield Apprentice
Laws #O40The Lady and the Farmer's Son
Laws #O41The Constant Lovers

P: Ballads of Unfaithful Lovers

Laws #P01 a&bThe Girl I Left Behind
Laws #P02The Green Bushes
Laws #P03No Sign of a Marriage
Laws #P04The Sailor and the Tailor
Laws #P05William and Nancy II (Courting Too Slow)
Laws #P06Pretty Susan, the Pride of Kildare
Laws #P07The Foot of the Mountain Brow
Laws #P08The Gray Mare (Rogers the Miller)
Laws #P09A Rich Irish Lady (The Fair Damsel from London)
Laws #P10The Rejected Lover
Laws #P11Nancy I
Laws #P12Nancy II (The Rambling Beauty)
Laws #P13Peggy and the Soldier (The Lame Soldier)
Laws #P14The Nightingale (One Morning in May)
Laws #P15Rinordine
Laws #P16The Dawning of the Day
Laws #P17Blow the Candle Out
Laws #P18Pretty Little Miss
Laws #P19Tripping Over the Lea
Laws #P20The Fatal Snowstorm
Laws #P21Mary of the Wild Moor
Laws #P22The Lovely Banks of Boyne
Laws #P23Bold Lover Gay
Laws #P24The Butcher Boy
Laws #P25Love Has Brought Me to Despair
Laws #P26The Bonny Young Irish Boy
Laws #P27Caroline of Edinburgh Town
Laws #P28Bessie of Ballington Brae
Laws #P29The Lily of the West
Laws #P30Oxford City
Laws #P31The Nobleman's Wedding (The Faultless Bride; The Love Token)
Laws #P32A Gentleman of Exeter (The Perfured Maid
Laws #P33Susannah Clargy
Laws #P34aThe Sailor's Tragedy (The Sailor and the Ghost A)
Laws #P34bThe Sailor's Tragedy (The Sailor and the Ghost B)
Laws #P35The Wexford Girl (The Oxford Girl; The Cruel Miller)
Laws #P36aThe Cruel Ship's Carpenter A (The Gosport Tragedy)
Laws #P36bThe Cruel Ship's Carpenter B (Pretty Polly)
Laws #P37The Old Oak Tree
Laws #P38James MacDonald
Laws #P39Pat O'Brien
Laws #P40Jessie Munroe

Q: Humorous and Miscellaneous Ballads

Laws #Q01Father Grumble
Laws #Q02The Old Woman of Slapsadam
Laws #Q03Johnny Sands
Laws #Q04Devilish Mary
Laws #Q05The Dumb Wife
Laws #Q06The Holly Twig
Laws #Q07A Rich Old Miser
Laws #Q08The Boatsman and the Chest
Laws #Q09Will the Weaver
Laws #Q10The Major and the Weaver
Laws #Q11The Dog in the Closet
Laws #Q12The Sea Captain and the Squire
Laws #Q13The Oyster Girl
Laws #Q14The Monkey Turned Barber
Laws #Q15The Love-of-God Shave
Laws #Q16Courting in the Kitchen
Laws #Q17Finnegan's Wake
Laws #Q18The Irish Wake
Laws #Q19Doran's Ass
Laws #Q20Duncan Campbell (Erin-Go-Bragh)
Laws #Q21The Miller's Will
Laws #Q22Skewball
Laws #Q23Creeping Jane
Laws #Q24Pat Malloy
Laws #Q25Tom O'Neill
Laws #Q26The Bad Girl's Lament
Laws #Q27Erin's Green Shore
Laws #Q28The Soldier's Poor Little Boy
Laws #Q29The Fisherman's Boy
Laws #Q30The Farmer's Boy
Laws #Q31The Lost Lady Found
Laws #Q32The Romish Lady
Laws #Q33The Lake of Cool Finn (Willie Leonard)
Laws #Q34The Children in the Wood
Laws #Q35The High Blantyre Explosion
Laws #Q36The Miner's Doom
Laws #Q37The Factor's Garland
Laws #Q38The Valiant London Prentice
Laws #Q39The Building of Solomon's Temple

Source: American Balladry from British Broadsides
Appendix I, British Broadside Ballads Current in American Tradition
by G. Malcolm Laws, Jr. - Published by The American Folklore Society, 1957

Based on James Prescott's Folk Song Index, formatting and text modified by Joe Offer to correspond directly with the Laws books.


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Subject: RE: Laws index numbers online?
From: Susan of DT
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 12:08 PM

There is at least one example of every Laws song in the DT, with its Laws number (and a DT number)
    I intend to change a copy of these lists into a list of links to those songs Susan.....but then, I have a long list of intended projects.
    -Joe-


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