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Posted By: Nigel Parsons
30-Apr-04 - 09:52 AM
Thread Name: School Songbook Index PermaThread
Subject: Index: The National Song Book; Boosey & Co
Following Joe's example. Here's one of the main songbooks in use when I was in school in Wales. The book was in use throughout Britain.

"The National Song Book" volume 1
A complete collection of the Folk-songs, Carols and Rounds, suggested by the Board of Education (1905)
Edited and arranged by: Charles Villiers Stanford
Copyright 1906 by Boosey & Co.

Adieu to dear Cambria
Adieu, sweet Amyrillus
Afton Water
A-hunting we will go
All through the night
A man's a man for a' that
Amid the new-mown hay
And ye shall walk in silk attire
Annie Laurie
Ash Grove (The)
As slow our ship
As vanquished Erin
At the mid-hour of the night
Auld Hoose (The)
Auld Lang Syne
Avenging and bright
Away to the wars

Bailiff's daughter (The)
Barbara Allen
Barley Mow (The)
Bay of Biscay (The)
Begone, dull care
Bells of Aberdovey (The)
Blackbird (The)
Black monk (The)
Black Sir Harry
Blow, blow thou Winter Wind
Blue-Bells of Scotland (The)
Boat, a boat (A)
Boatie rows (The)
Bonnie brier bush (The)
British Grenadiers

Caller Herrin'
Campbells are coming (The)
Ca' the ewes
Chairs to mend
Charlie is my darling
Cherry ripe
Clare's Dragoons
Come, follow me
Come, lasses and lads
County of Mayo (The)
Cuckoo madrigal (The)

Darby Kelly
David of the White Rock
Dove (The)
Drink to me only
Dulce Domum

Early one morning
Exile of Cambria (The)

Fairest isle
Farewell, but whenever
Farewell, Manchester
Fie, nay, prithee, John
First Nowell (The)
Flight of the Earlt (The)
Flowers of the Forest (The)
   Mrs Cockburn's poem
   Miss Jane Elliot's poem

Forget not the field
Forth to the battle

Gaping catch (The)
Gentle maid in secret sighed (A)
Girl I left behind me (The)
God rest ye, merry gentlemen
God save the King
Golden slumbers
Golden Vanity (The)
Good Christian men, rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Good morrow, mistress bright
   (Good morrow, pretty maid)
Go to Joan Glover
Go to where Glory waits thee
Great Tom is cast
Gwendoleen's repose

Happy clown (The)
   (The Happy Farmer)
Hark! The bonny Christchurch bells
Heart of oak
Here awa', there awa'
Here's a health unto His Majesty
Heroes of the sea (The)
Hey ho! the morning dew
Hope, the hermit
Hundred pipers (The)
Hunting the hare
Hunt is up (The)

I'd mourn the hopes
I'd bid my heart be still
In the Vale of Llangollen
It is not the tear
It was a lover and his lass
I've found my bonny babe a nest

Joan to the Maypole
Jock o' Hazeldene
John Peel

Keel row (The)
Kelvin Grove

Lady GwennyLady Owen's delight
Lament of Flora Macdonald
Land of my fathers (The)
Lass of Richmond Hill (The)
Lay his sword by his side
Leafy Cool-Kellure
Leezie Lindsay
Let Erin remember
Let now the harp
Let's have a peal
Little red lark (The)
Look, neighbours, look
Loudly proclaim

Marching to Candahar
Marsh of Rhuddlan (The)
Maypole (The)
Meeting of the waters (The)
Melody of the harp (The)
Men of Dovey's delight
Men of Harlech (The)
Mermaid (The)
Miller's daughter (The)
Minstrel boy (The)
Missing boat (The)
Mistletoe (The)
More of Cloyne
My dame hath a lame, tame crane
My gentle harp
My love's an arbutus

New Year's eve
Now is the month of Maying
Now, Robin, lent to me thy bow
Now strike the harp

O Absolom
O Bay of Dublin
O'Donnell's march
O for the swords of former time
Oh, breathe not his name
Oh, the oak and the ash
Oh why left I my hame
Oh my love
On this day
O sleep, my baby
Over the stone

Piper of Dundee (The)
Polly Oliver

Queen's dream (The)
Quern tune (The)

Raise us a riddle
Remember thee
Remember the glories of Brien the brave
Remember the poor
Rising of the lark (The)
Roast Beef of Old England (The)
Robin Adair
Rowan tree (The)
Rule, Britannia

Scots wha hae
She is far from the land
She must be mine
She weepeth sore
Sigh no more, ladies
Silent, oh Moyle
Since first I saw your face
Sing, sweet harp
Sing we merrily
Slaves of the world
Song of the Western men
Songs Erin sings (The)
Spring is coming (The)
Stars in Heaven are bright (The)
Sweet Innisfallen

There's nae luck
There was a jolly miller
This garden now
Thou bonnie wood of Craigielea
Three Kings of orient
'Tis gone for ever
'Tis humdrum (Gaping catch)
Tom Bowling
To Portsmouth
To the Maypole haste away
Turn again, Whittington
'Twas one of those dreams
'Twas pretty in Ballinderry

Under the greenwood-tree
Under this stone
Under yonder oaken tree
Useful plough (The)

Vale of Clwyd (The)
Venture, Gwen
Vicar of Bray

Wae's me for Prince Charlie
Wassail song (The)
We be three poor mariners
Weep not, I pray
We three Kings of orient are
Wha wadna fecht for Charlie
When she answered me
When thro' life unblest we rove
Where the bee sucks
White sand and grey sand
White Snowdon
Why lingers my gaze?
Will ye no come back again?
Wilt thou lend me thy mare?
Wind, gentle evergreen
With Jockey to the fair
   (Amid the new-mown hay)
Woe to the day
Would you know my Celia's charms?

Ye banks and braes
Ye mariners of England
Ye shall walk in silk attire
You gentlemen of England

Welsh Titles of the Welsh Songs
Ar hyd y nos
Breuddwyd y Frnhines
Clychau Aberdyfi
Cnot y coed
Codiad yr hedydd
Dafydd y Gareg Wen
Difyrrwch gwyr Dyfi
Difyrrwch y brenin
Eryri Wen
Hela'r 'sgyfarnog
Hen wlan fy nhadau
Hun Gwenllian
I Blas Gogerddan
I wisgo aur-goron
Llandyfri
Llwyn on
Mae croesawaid gwraig y ty
Mentra, Gwen
Merch y Melinydd
Morfa Rhuddlan
Nos Galan
Pant Corlan yr Wyn
Pe cawn i hon
Rhyfelgyrch Capten Morgan
Rhyfelgyrch gwyr Harlech
Serch hudol
Syr Harri Ddu
Tros y gareg
Wrth edrych yn ol
Y Deryn pur
Y Fwyalchen
Ymadawiad y brenin
Y Mynach Du
Yn Nyffryn Clwyd
Yn Nyffryn Llangollen
Yr Alltud o Gymru

Note: The National Song Book (1906) is available at
Google Books and archive.org. -Joe Offer-