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Posted By: GUEST,John in Brisbane
03-Oct-00 - 09:54 PM
Thread Name: Index of Folk Songs in Print
Subject: Index: A Ballad History of England
A Ballad History of England (from 1588 to 1973) - Roy Palmer 1979

It is likely that a number of these are already in the Balad Index, but I include this index mainly for the later material.

In the case of entries with more than one line, the second line provides the song title.

Regards, John

1 The Invincible Armada (1588)
A joyful new Ballad

2 Fen Tigers (1611)
The Powtes Complaint

3 Witchcraft (1618)
Damnable Practices of three Lincoln-shireWitches

4 The Poore Man Payesfr All (1630)

5 In the praise ofSaylors (1635)
Saylors for My Money

6 The Downfall of Charing-Cross (1647)

7 Levellers and Diggers (1649)
The Diggers' Song

8 Here is myrth and melody (c. 1650)
The Bonelace weauers song

9 Oak Apple Day (1660)
The Royal Patient Traveller

10 The Great Fire (1666)
London mourning in Ashes

11 Labour against Capital (1680)
The Clothiers Delight

12 Monmouth Worsted in the West (1685)

13 Mutiny (1690)
The Sea-Martyrs

14 Fight on, my brave boys (1702)
The Death of Admiral Benbow

15 Queen Anne commands (1704)
Madcaps of England

16 A Man Formed by Nature to be Generally Loved (1716)
Lord Derwentwater

17 The Hubble Bubble (1720)

18 A Little Political Ditty (1733)
Britannia Excisa

19 The Notorious Richard Turpin (1739)
Turpin's Valour

20 Culloden (1746)
The Soldier's Praise of Duke William

21 The Lure of the New World (1750)
Nova Scotia

22 London Traffic (c. 1750)
The Jolly Chair-Men

23 The Charnwood Opera (1753)
The Coney Warren

24 To Encourage the Rest (1757)
An Address from the Regions below to AI Bg

25 The Capture of Quebec (1759)
The Death of General Wolfe

26 Transportation to America (1770?)
The Lads of Virginia

27 The Cottager's Complaint (1778)

28 Farewell to Kingsbridge (1778-80)

29 An Ill Wind?(1791)
The Baker's Glory

30 Song, on obtaining the Birmingham and Worcester Canal Bill (1791)

31 The Origin of Governments (1792)
Down with Tom Paine

32 The Collier's Rant (1793)

33 A Short Sketch of the Times (1794)

34 Discontent in the Navy (1797)
The Death ofParker

35 The New Coinage (1797)
A New Song called Seven Shilling Piece

36 The Income Tax (1799)

37 The Loss of a Hero (1805)
Nelson's Death

38 The Grinders' Hardships (1805)

39 A Casualty at the Battle of Rolica (1808)
Young William of the Royal Waggon Train

40 Grinding the Wind (1817)
A New Song on the Times

41 A Meeting will be held (1819)
With Henry Hunt We'll Go

42 A Political Christmas Carol (1820)

43 Greedy Gambling People (1827)
Bubbles of 1825

44 The New Police (1829)
A Song

45 The Labourers' Revolt (1830)
The Owslebury Lads

46 The Anatomy Act (1832)
The Resurrectionists

47 The Agony Bill (1833)

48 The New Poor Law (1834)
The New Poor Law and the Farmer's Glory

49 Dreadful and Fatal Affray with Poachers (1837)
Sudborough Heroes

50 The Cotton Spinners' Farewell (1838)

51 Chartists at Newport (1839)
The Last Farewell to England of Frost, Williams, and Jones

52 Married At Last (1840)

53 Oastler Set Free (1844)
The King of the Factory Children

54 A Staunch Repealer (1846)
The Landowners Thrown Overboard

55 No Followers (1847)
The Young Man from the Country

56 This Poor Needlework (1849)
The Distressed Sempstress

57 The New Bloomer Costume (c. 1851)

58 The Old Worse and Worse (1852)
Pennyworth of Fun

59 Charles Dickens at Coketown (1853)
Ten Per Cent

60 Murder on the High Seas (1857)
Andrew Rose

61 The Other Side of Jordan (1857)

62 The Statute Fair (1858)
A New Statute Song

63 Diary of a Lancashire Cotton Weaver(1864)
Depression of Trade

64 A Mew Song on the Turn-Out (1866)

65 Agitating (1873)
The Agitator

66 The Tichborne Case (1874)
Downfall of Poor Old Roger

67 God Bless Plimsoll (1875)

68 Trimdon Grange Explosion (1882)

69 Reported Loss of Over Sixty Lives (1889)
Three Score and Ten

70 We'll Turn Things Upside Down (1891)

71 Break the News to Mother (1897)

72 Ragtime Suffragette (1906)

73 Somewhere in France (1915)
The Old Barbed Wire

74 A Land fit for Heroes (1922)
An Appeal by Unemployed Ex-Service Men

75 A Game? (1926)
Where the Trouble Lies

76 Hop-Picking (1931)
Hopping down in Kent

77 Rawtenstall Annual Fair (1932)

78 The Man that Waters the Workers' Beer (i933)

79 The Blitz (1940)
Drink Old England Dry

80 Ban the Bomb (1958)
The H-Bomb's Thunder

81 The Great Train Robbery (1963)

82 The Men Who Make the Steel (1973)