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Subject: Folklore: Penguin Books
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 11 May 04 - 01:18 PM

Can anybody tell me the full title and/or ISBN of The Penguin Book of English Ballads - and where it might be obtained?

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Penguin Books
From: Micca
Date: 11 May 04 - 01:24 PM

s this the one you mean? Here

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Penguin Books
From: Cluin
Date: 11 May 04 - 01:41 PM

Or this more recent version of it.

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Penguin Books
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 11 May 04 - 01:46 PM

Yes - that's the one - thank you so much!

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Penguin Books
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 11 May 04 - 02:05 PM

CAMSCO still has some copies in stock: $26.00+1.50 shipping.

It's an expanded version of the old Penguin Book--Penguin had nothing to do with the expanded notes, so it'd been re-named to Classic English Folk Songs.

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Penguin Books
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 11 May 04 - 03:14 PM

Micca - that's the one - the updated one - there seems to be some of the old one in stock - but think I'll go for the new one - and it's only 14.99 sterling - thanks very much again.

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Penguin Books
From: GUEST,Jon Bartlett
Date: 12 May 04 - 02:11 AM

Penguinophiles will also know that there's a Penguin Book of Ballads (ed. Geoffrey Grigson),1975, and a Penguin Book of Border Ballads (ed. William Beattie), 1952.

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Penguin Books
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 12 May 04 - 03:27 AM

Found at

The Penguin Book of Ballads by Geoffrey Grigson (Editor)
ISBN 0140421939
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Used & new from $1.98

The Penguin book of folk ballads of the English-speaking world
ISBN 0140042415
5 used & new from $6.95

Penguin Book of Border Ballads not found


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Penguin Books
From: masato sakurai
Date: 12 May 04 - 06:53 AM

The Penguin Book of Folk Ballads of the English-speaking World is a paperback edition of The Viking Book of Folk Ballads of the English-speaking World, edited by Albert B. Friedman (1956). Border Ballads [not The Penguin Book of ...] is mostly a selection from Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. Others include The Common Muse: An Anthology of Popular British Ballad Peotry 15th-20th Century (1957; collection of broadside ballads), and The Penguin Book of Narrative Verse (1960; collection of non-traditional literary ballads).

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Penguin Books
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 12 May 04 - 07:05 AM

My copy of the original PBoEFS is so old it doesn't have bar codes or ISBNs anywhere in sight.

Mind you this is probably true of most if not all of these.

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Subject: Index: Penguin Book of American Folk Songs (Lomax)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 04 - 01:05 PM

The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs isn't the only book in the series. Here is the index of the Penguin Book of American Folk Songs (Alan Lomax, 1964)

I. Yankee Songs
The Pizen Sarpint
The Dying British Sergeant
Yankee Doodle
The Ram of Derby
The Stately Southerner
The Boston Come-All-Ye
Little Mohee/Old Smokey
The Wild Mizzourye
As I Walked Down on Broadway
The Bay of Mexico
Foreman Young Monroe
The Erie Canal
Weary of the Railway
The Little Brown Bull
Katy Cruel
The Foggy Dew

II. Southern Mountain Songs
Pretty Saro
The Lazy Man
Went up on the Mountain
Come all you Virginia Girls
Old Blue
The Farmer's Curst Wife Pretty Polly
I Love my Love
My Good Old Man
Will You Wear Red?
Lolly Toodum
Old Man's Courtship
East Virginia
Single Girl
Goober Peas
Wake up, Darlin' Corey

III. Lullabies and Reels
Cotton-Eye Joe
The Old Grey Goose
Hush, Little Baby
All Hid
Run, Boys, Run
Frog Went A-Courtin'
Uncle Reuben
Blue-Tail Fly
Green Corn
We're Gonna Raise a Rukus
Goin' to Boston
Weevily Wheat
Billy Boy
Get Along Home, Cindy
Old Joe Clark
Black-eyed Susie
Sourwood Mountain

IV. Spirituals and Work Songs
Little David
The Cherry Tree Carol
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Hebrew Children
Nobody Knows the Trouble I See
Didn't my Lord Deliver Daniel
Go Down, Moses
Great Day
What Month was Jesus Born in?
Down by the Riverside
The Ballad of the Boll Weevil
The Grey Goose
John Henry
Pick a Bale o' Cotton
The Hammer Song
Godamighty Drag
Railroad Man
Follow the Drinkin'-Gourd

V. Western Songs
The Sioux Indians
Sweet Betsy from Pike
The Ox-Driving Song
Jesse James
Rye Whiskey
The Range of the Buffalo
The Old Chishoim Trail
The Dying Cowboy
I'm a-Ridin' Old Paint
The Zebra Dun
My Government Claim
Black Jack Davy
The Roving Gambler

VI. Modern Times
Birmingham Jail
John Harty
Poor Boy
Frankie and Johnny
Brady and Duncan
Take a Sniff on Me (The Cocaine Song)
The Midnight Special
The Old '97
Casey Jones
The Rock Island Line
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
The Big Rock Candy Mountains
Abdul the Bul Bul Ameer
Careless Love
St. James Infirm'ry
The Rising Sun
The Titanic
Worried Man
Which Side are You on?
Blowin' down the Road
So Long
Alabama Bound
Fare Thee Well, O Honey (Dink's Song)

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Subject: Index: Penguin Book of Canadian Folk Songs (Fowke)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 04 - 01:33 PM

Another gem is the Penguin Book of Canadian Folk Songs (Edith Fowke, 1973). Here's the index:

I. Echoes of History
1. A Fenian Song 17
2. Bold Wolfe 18
3. The Battle Of The Windmill 20
4. Un Canadien Errant 22
5. Moody To The Rescue 24
6. By The Hush, Me Boys 26
7. An Anti-Confederation Song 28
8. Chanson de Louis Riel 30

II. The Sea
9. The 'Flying Cloud' 34
10. The Loss of The 'Ellen Munn' 37
11. The Banks of Newfoundland 40
12. The Ryans And The Pittmans 42
13. The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff 44
14. The Wreck of The 'Mary Summers' 46
15. The Old 'Polina' 48
16. The Ferryland Sealer 50
17. Hard, Hard Times 52
18. Taking Gair In The Night 54
19. Farewell to Nova Scotia 56

III. The Woods
20. Hogan's Lake 60
21. The Lake of The Caogama 62
22. How We Got Up To the Woods Last Year 64
23. Dans Les Chantiers 66
24. The Jones Boys 68
25. Jimmy Whelan 69
26. Lost Jimmy Whelan 70
27. Peter Emberley 72
28. When The Shantyboy Comes Down 74

IV. The Land
29. The Scarborough Settler's Lament 76
30. The Backwoodsman 78
31. The Honest Working Man 80
32. L'habitant D' Saint-Barbe 82
33. Life in a Prairie Shack 84
34. The Alberta Homesteader 86

V. Social Life
35. The Kelligrews Soiree 90
36. Bachelor's Hall 92
37. Feller from Fortune 94
38. Duffy's Hotel 96
39. Alouette! 98
40. Ah! Sr Mon Moine Voulalt Danser! 100
41. En Roulant Ma Boule 102
42. D'ou Viens-Tu, Bergere? 104
43. I'se the B'y That Builds The Boat 106
44. Who'll Be King But Charlie? 107

VI. True Lovers
45. Vive La Canadienne! 110
46. The Star of Belle Isle 112
47. The Star of Logy Bay 114
48. Mary Ann 116
49. C'est L'aviron 118
50. The 'H'emmer Jane' 120
51. The Jolly Raftsman 0 122
52. The Red River Valley 124
53. The Young Spanish Lass 126
54. Young Macdonald 127

VII. Trials Of Love
55. A La Claire Fontaine 130
56. Harbour Le Cou 132
57. The Lonesome Scenes of Winter 134
58. The False Young Man 136
59. Down by Sally's Garden 138
60. An Old Man He Courted Me 140
61. The Weaver 142
62. Nellie Coming Home From The Wake 144
63. She's Like The Swallow 146

VIII. British Broadsides
64. The Bonny Bunch of Rushes Green 150
65. The Sailor's Return 152
66. The Plains of Waterloo 154
67. Will O'Riley 156
68. The Green Brier Shore 158
69. The Bonny Labouring Boy 160
70. The Ship's Carpenter 162
71. Jamie Foyer 165
72. The Banks of The Nile 166
73. Nine Years a Soldier 168
74. The Enniskillen Dragoon 170

IX. Ancient Ballads
75. The Farmer and the Devil 174
76. Seven Gypsies on Yon Hill 176
77. The Dewy Dells of Yarrow 178
78. Willie Drowned In Ero 180
79. Jenny Go Gentle 182
80. The Footboy 184
81. The House Carpenter 186
82. The 'Green Willow Tree' 188

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Subject: Index: Penguin Australian Song Book (Manifold)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 04 - 02:29 PM

Here's another, The Penguin Australian Song Book (John S. Manifold, 1964)

I. Seamen and Transports
Bound For South Australia (Capstan-Chanty)
Bound For South Australia (Halyard)
The Little Fish
Maggie May
Ten Thousand Miles Away
The Girl with The Black Velvet Band
Jim Jones
Van Diemen's Land
Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay (another tune)
The Convict Maid
The Catalpa
Botany Bay
My Last Farewell to Stirling
The Isle De France

II. Immigrants and Diggers
The Pommy's Lament
Sixteen Thousand Miles from Home
Billy Barlow in Australia
With My Swag All On My Shoulder (or Denis O'Riley)
The Old Palmer Song
Tambaroora Gold (two versions)
Look Out Below!
The Miner

III. The Bushrangers
My Name Is Ben Hall
Bold Jack Donahue
Bold Jack Donahue (another version)
The Wild Colonial Boy
The Wild Colonial Boy (another version)
Ballad of Ben Hall's Gang
Ballad of Ben Hall's Gang (another version)
Frank Gardiner
The Streets of Forbes
The Death of Ben Hall
My Name Is Edward Kelly
Ned Kelly's Farewell to Greta (two versions)
Ye Sons of Australia
Stringybark Creek
Stringybark Creek (another version)
The Ballad of Kelly's Gang

IV. Pastoral Australia
Mustering Day
The Dying Stockman
The Dying Stockman (another version)
The Stockman's Last Bed
The Stockman's Last Bed (another version)
The Old Bark Hut
The Old Bark Hut (another version)
The Station Cook
Old Black Alice
Five and A Zack
The Ram of Dalby
Euabalong Ball
The Stringybark Cockatoo
Oh, Give Me a Hut (The Free-Selector)
The Cockies of Bungarbe
Eumerella Shore
The Limejuice Tub (The Whalers' Rhyme)
The Inglewood Cocky (or The New England Cocky)

V. The Nomads
The Queensland Drover (The Overlander)
The Queensland Drover (another version)
The Union Boy
The Ryebuck Shearer
Ladies of Brisbane (The Drover's Song)
Ladies of Brisbane (Augathella Station)
The Drover's Dream
Widgegoara Joe (The Backblock Shearer)
The Banks of the Condamine
The Banks of the Condamine (another version)
Flash Jack From Gundagai
The Sheepwasher
Bill The Bullocky
The Old Bullock Dray
Humping Old Bluey
I've Just Come From Sydney
The Reedy Lagoon
Wild Rover No More

VI. The Poets
The Commissioner
The Broken-Down Squatter
Billygoat Overland
Travelling Down the Castlereagh
Waltzing Matilda (The Cowan Version)
Waltzing Matilda
The Shearer's Dream
Freedom on The Wallaby
The Rabbiter
Cane Killed Abel
The Death of Ned Kelly
Andy's Gone With Cattle

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Subject: Index: Second Penguin Australian Songbook (Scott)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 04 - 02:45 PM

Here's the index of The Second Penguin Australian Songbook (Bill Scott, 1980)

I. Toilers of the Bush
The Old Keg of Rum
Tomahawking Fred
One of The Has-Beens
The Hut That's Upside-Down
Bluey Brinks
Jog Along Till Shearing
The Freehold on The Plain
Cabbage Tree Hat
The Bull Stag
The Great Northern Line
Stringybark and Greenhide (1)
Stringybark and Greenhide (2)
The Bullockies' Ball
Five Bob to Four
The Canecutter's Lament
Wide-Eyed Sue
The Flash Stockman (1)
The Flash Stockman (2)

II. From Sydney and the Bush
Caledonia (1)
Caledonia (2)
Jack Lefroy
The Free Selector's Daughter
Sam Griffiths
Australia's on the Wallaby
Mazlim's Mill
The Wallaby Brigade
Jimmy Sago, Jackeroo
The Spider by the Gwydir
Only One More Drink
The Shores of Botany Bay
Patsy Fagan
Oh, T.I.
Where's your Licence?
Coming Down the Flat
The Dogs' Meeting

III. With Malice Aforethought
To The North!
To The Gulf!
To The West!
A Ballad of Queensland
Dead Drunk
Lambed Down
The Buffalo Shooter's Song
If You Ever Go Up Northwards
Fanny Bay
The Dying Stockman
The Stockman's Lament

IV. Immigrants
The One-Eyed Riley
The Crocodile
Hallelujah! I'm A Bum!
Pie in the Sky
My Son Ted (1)
My Son Ted (2)
The Wee One
Charlie Mopps

V. Tragedies and Deaths
The Wreck of The Dandenong
The Wreck of The Yongala
The Sunshine Rail Disaster
Les Darcy
Arthur Nolan
Alec Robinson
Willy Stone
The Banks of the Old Omaha
The Little Rosewood Casket

VI. Songs Out Of Uniform
Brother Sylvest
The Tiddly Ship
Seven Beers with the Wrong Woman
Smoky and Blondie
Bellbottom Trousers
The Digger's Song
Suda Bay

VII. Recent Arrangements and Compositions
The Bundaberg Sugar Plantation
Billy Sheehan
The Wild Beaudesert Train
The Stranger
The Pig Catcher's Lovesong
Bold Tommy Payne
On A Queensland Railway Line
The Big Gun Shearer

I understand there may be a Penguin New Zealand Folk Song book - anybody have it?
-Joe Offer-

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