• Audio Recording
    The Milwaukee Fire sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Robert F. Draves and Helene Stratman Thomas collection of Wisconsin recordings. (Source). Recorded in August 1941. (Date). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L55 "Folk Music from Wisconsin," edited by Helene Stratman-Thomas, 1960. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Crandon, Wisconsin. (Venue). The ballad concerns a fire at the Newhall House hotel in ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Walker, Robert - Draves, Robert F.
    • Date: 1960
  • Notated Music
    Ballad 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: Willig, George - Ide, J. A.
    • Date: 1884

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  • 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 ...
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    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
  • Audio Recording
    Pretty Polly sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L1 "Anglo-American Ballads" (volume one), 1942. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Hamilton, Ohio. (Venue). Recorded in 1938. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, Alan - Steele, Pete
    • Date: 1942
  • Audio Recording
    Death of Queen Jane Performance of an old English ballad as learned in North Carolina by folklorist and performer Bascom Lamar Lunsford, of Asheville, North Carolina. sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford recording project, 1949 collection. (Source). Recorded in 1949. (Date). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
  • Audio Recording
    The Roving Boy sound recording | 1 sound recording | Alan and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky collection. (Source). Recorded in 1937. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Begley, Justis - Lomax, Alan - Lomax, Elizabeth
  • Notated Music
    Suppose it were your mother sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: [s.n.] - Dumont, Frank

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    Homeward hies [sic] the mountain maid sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: White, Smith & Perry - Adams, J. S.
    • Date: 1873

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  • Notated Music
    Castles in the air sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: T. Harms & Co. - Adams, Robert - Ballantine, James
    • Date: 18??

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    The fisher sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Boosey & Co. - Aïdè, Hamilton
    • Date: 18??

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    A pretty French maiden sheet music | 1 score | For piano Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Hitchcock's Music Stores - Bishop, C.
    • Date: 1883

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  • Article
    " John Henry" Whether or not the legend has an historical basis, the story of a man whose worth and identity are measured only by his strength, which is then challenged by the advent of steam power, is one that has endured for over a century. John Henry's complaint to the work "captain," "A man ain't nothing but a man," found in most versions of the ballad, ...
  • Audio Recording
    Fuller and Warren
    Ye Sons of Columbia
    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in August, 1936. (Date). Recorded in Mena, Arkansas. (Venue). Forms part of the Vance Randolph Collection. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Randolph, Vance - Dusenbury, Emma - Powell, Laurence
  • Audio Recording
    Six ans sur mer sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in New Iberia, Louisiana. (Venue). Recorded in 1934. (Date). Forms part of the John A. Lomax southern states collection, 1933-1937. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Hoffpauir, Elita - Hoffpauir, Ella - Hoffpauir, Mary - Lomax, John A. - Lomax, Alan
  • Audio Recording
    Tom Dooley sound recording | 1 disc. | Recorded by Frank Warner in Beech Mountain, North Carolina,1940. (Venue). Anne and Frank Warner Collection. (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Warner, Frank - Proffitt, Frank
  • Audio Recording
    The Bombardment of Bristol sound recording | 1 disc. | This ballad tells the story of the first bombardment of Bristol, Rhode Island by the British on October 7, 1775, during the American Revolution. (Content). Forms part of the Sam Hinton Collection. (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., (Venue). Recorded on March 25, 1947 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Hinton, Sam - Emrich, Duncan - Korson, Rae
  • Audio Recording
    John Henry Sung and played on guitar by Gabriel Brown. Long blues instrumental, with only one verse of the ballad sung. Recorded by Zora Neale Hurston, Eatonville, Florida, 1935. Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Expedition Collection. sound recording | 1 disc. | Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Expedition Collection. (Source). 1935. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Brown, Gabriel - Hurston, Zora Neale - Lomax, Alan - Barnicle, Mary Elizabeth
  • Audio Recording
    The Old Ninety Seven
    The Wreck of the Old Ninety Seven
    sound recording | 1 cylinder recording. | Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon in Concord, North Carolina, (Venue). Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. Original Cylinder number: Gordon cyl. A6, ms. NC4. (Source Note). Recorded on October 15, 1925 (Date). This song is known under several similar titles in addition to the title listed: "The Wreck of the Old Ninety Seven," "The Wreck of the Old ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lewey, Fred J. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    White House Blues
    Buffalo, Buffalo
    sound recording | 1 sound recoding | Forms part of the 1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection. (Source). April 25, 1977. (Date). Concerns the assasination of President William McKinley in 1901. (Content). The Bluegrass Cardinals, consisting of Don Parmley of Kentucky, his son David Parmley (born in California), and Randy Graham of California, originally formed their group in southern California. They moved to Virginia ...
    • Contributor: Bluegrass Cardinals - Jabbour, Alan - Parmley, David - Parmley, Don - Graham, Randy - Blair, Warren - Davis, John
  • Audio Recording
    That tumble-down shack in Athlone sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Waterson, Berin & Snyder, 1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: counter-tenor and chorus with orchestra. Coupling date: 10/1/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Did you mean all you told me last night? / Manuel Romain. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Carlo, Monte - Sanders, Alma M. - Oakland, Will - Pascoe, Richard W.
    • Date: 1920
  • Audio Recording
    Indiana sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., 1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: female voices with orchestra. Coupling date: 5/11/1917. (Venue). With (reverse side): Can't yo' heah me callin', Caroline? / Vernon Dalhart. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Hanley, James F. (James Frederick) - Macdonald, Ballard - Homestead Trio - Hanley, James F.
    • Date: 1917
  • Audio Recording
    Beautiful Ohio sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., 1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: mixed voices with orchestra. Robert A. King wrote the music under the pseudonym of "Mary Earl" because of a "for hire" contract he had with his publisher. Coupling date: 4/3/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Alabama lullaby / Gladys ...
    • Contributor: Edison - King, Robert A. - Macdonald, Ballard - Metropolitan Quartet
    • Date: 1919
  • Audio Recording
    Love, here is my heart
    Mon coeur est pour toi
    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Leo Feist Inc., 1915, 1943, 1952. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. Also known as "Chere, a toi mon coeur" or "Mon coeur est pour toi," with French words by Louis Delamarre. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Auld lang syne / Old Home Singers. DLC ...
    • Contributor: Edison - Silésu, Lao - Miller, Reed - Ross, Adrian
    • Date: 1921