Collection Items

  • Notated Music
    A lowly youth, the mountain child, ballad Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Firth and Hall - Wallace, Wm. V. - Bunn, Alfred
    • Date: 1847

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  • Notated Music
    The child's wish, ballad Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson - Munroe, H. D.
    • Date: 1851

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  • Notated Music
    The child's dream, ballad Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson - Covert, Bernard
    • Date: 1857

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  • Notated Music
    The child's dream, ballad Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Martin and Beals - Covert, Bernard
    • Date: 1848

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  • Notated Music
    Welcome child again, ballad Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Miller and Beacham - Gosden, J. T. - Yardley, J. M.
    • Date: 1857

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  • Notated Music
    The dying child's request, ballad Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Firth, Pond and Co. - Oakley, Wm. H.
    • Date: 1851

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  • Audio Recording
    Hello Central, give me heaven
    Child ballad (Title descriptor)
    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:27 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...
    • Contributor: Victor - Byron G. Harlan - Chas. K. Harris
    • Date: 1913-07-24
  • Notated Music
    The child and the stars, ballad Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: J. E. Gould - Lemon, William J. - Perring, James E.
    • Date: 1854

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  • Audio Recording
    Barbara Allen sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Penelope and Rebecca Tarwater Recordings collection. (Source). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L1 "Anglo-American Ballads" (volume one), 1942. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Washington, D. C. at the Library of Congress. (Venue). The singer is from Rockwood, Tennessee. (Biographical). Recorded in 1936. (Date). Child ballad 84. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Charles - Tarwater, Rebecca
    • Date: 1942
  • Audio Recording
    The Gypsy Davy sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Songs by Woody Guthrie collection. (Source). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L1 "Anglo-American Ballads" (volume one), 1942. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Woody Guthrie is from Okemah, Oklahoma. (Biographical). Recorded in 1941. (Date). Child ballad 200. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Guthrie, Woody - Langenegger, John - Lomax, Alan
    • Date: 1942
  • Article
    Francis James Child and The English and Scottish Popular Ballads During his years of editing the ballads, Child gained several more distinctions. By taking up a new professorship of English established at Harvard in 1876, Child became America's first English professor. In 1888, at the founding of the American Folklore Society, Child became its first president. The greatest distinction of all, however, was the impact he had on his friends, colleagues and students. He ...
  • Audio Recording
    The Farmer's Curst Wife Forms part of "New England Balladry," a lecture and concert presented by Helen Hartness Flanders at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on February 27, 1948. Helen Hartness Flanders Collection. sound recording | 1 reel. | Helen Hartness Flanders Collection (Source). February 27, 1948. (Date). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). This ballad is found in The English and Scottish Popular Ballads ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Davis, Asa - Flanders, Helen Hartness - Emrich, Duncan
    • Date: 1948
  • Notated Music
    Child-hood's bright hours Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Faulds, D. P. - Eaton, Edward O.
    • Date: 1870

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  • Notated Music
    The Sailor's child Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: North & Co., F. A. - Skelly, J. P.
    • Date: 1880

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  • Article
    Traditional Ballads - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Introduction Traditional ballads are narrative folksongs - simply put, they are folksongs that tell stories. They tell all kinds of stories, including histories, legends, fairy tales, animal fables, jokes, and tales of outlaws and star-crossed lovers. (
  • Book
    The soldier's child. H. De Marsan, Publisher, 54 Chatham Street, N. Y Song Sheet. print | 1 score | In English. (Language). Print (Form).
  • Book
    The drunkard's lone child. H. De Marsan, Publisher, ... 60 Chatham Street, N. Y Song Sheet. print | 1 score | Also includes: Adolphous Morningglory. Double song and jig--by Tommy Purtel. In English. (Language). Print (Form).
  • Book
    Nobody's child. H. De Marsan, Publisher, 60 Chatham Street, N. Y Song Sheet. print | 1 score | "As sung by the popular Charles Vivian." In English. (Language). Print (Form).
  • Book
    The The Virginia rose-bud, or lost child. Andrews, Printer, 38 Chatham Street, N. Y Song Sheet. print | 1 score | "As sung by F. Leslie, at White's Concert Saloon, 53 Bowery, New York." In English. (Language). Print (Form).
  • Notated Music
    The sleeping child to its departed father, or, My father is here Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: G. W. Brainard and Co. - Crosby, L. V. H. - Dyer, Sidney
    • Date: 1852
  • Article
    Songs of Immigration and Migration - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections As Europeans colonized North America, beginning with the Spanish and French in the 1500s and the British and Dutch in the early 1600s, colonists brought their cultural entertainments along with them. Songs brought to colonial America continued to be sung in their early forms, so that later scholars of songs and ballads, such as the British ethnomusicologist Cecil Sharp and American ballad scholar Francis ...
  • Audio Recording
    See that my graveĆ­s kept green 1 digital file. 2:14 | Gus Williams, an important performer during the 1870s, was best known as a "Dutch act"--a comedian with an act in German dialect. However, his most successful song is a straightforward sentimental one dealing with that most affecting of scenes for the nineteenth-century audience, the death-bed. (This particular death-bed is unusual in being that of a spouse rather than of ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Williams, Gus - Saladini, Robert - Miller, Elizabeth - Desellem, Phillip
    • Date: 1998
  • Audio Recording
    Barbara Ellen
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Sullivan, Mary
    • Date: 1940-08-05
  • Audio Recording
    Blackjack Davy
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Davis, O. C., Mrs
    • Date: 1940-08-04