Ballad Collections

Ballads and Broadsides Chiefly of the Elizabethan Period and Printed in Black-Letter. Edited by Herbert L. Collmann. Oxford: Roxburghe Club, 1912.

Bibliotecha Pepysiana: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Library of Samuel Pepys. Edited by F. Sidgwick. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1914.

The Caledonian Magazine; or Aberdeen Repository. Edinburgh: A. Shirrefs, 1787.

Chappell, William. Popular Music of the Olden Time: A Collection of Ancient Songs, Ballads and Dance Tune. 2 Vols. London: Chappell & Co., 1855-1859.

A Collection of Old Ballads. Corrected from the best and most Ancient Copies Extant. With Introductions Historical, Critical, or Humorous, Illustrated with Copper Plates. Compiled by Ambrose Phillips. 3 Vols. London: J. Roberts, 1723-1725.

A Collection of Seventy-Nine Black-Letter Ballads and Broadsides, Printed in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. London: Joseph Lilly, 1867.

Child, Francis James, ed. The English and Scottish Ballads. 8 Vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1857-1859. 2nd edition. Boston: Little, Brown, 1860.

-----, ed. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 Vols. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882-1898.

-----, ed. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 3 Vols. Northfield, Minn.: Loomis House, 2002-2005.

-----, ed. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Digital edition. New York: ESPB Publishing, Ltd. and Heritage Muse, 2003.

D’Urfey, Thomas. New Poems, Consisting of Satyrs, Elegies and Odes. London: J. Bullord and A. Roper, 1690.

-----. Wit and Mirth: or, Pills to purge Melancholy. 6 Vols. London: W. Pearson, 1719-20.

English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA)

Fumerton, Patricia, ed. Early Modern Ballads: From the Pepys Collection. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Forthcoming.

The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection. Edited by Patrick Shuldam-Shaw and Emily B. Lyle. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1983.

Hindley, Charles. The Life and Times of James Catnach. London: Reeves & Turner, 1878. Reprinted Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968.

-----. The Roxburghe Ballads. London: Reeves & Turner, 1873.

Kemp, William. Nine Daies Wonder (1600). Edited by G. B. Harrison. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1966.

Macpherson, James. Poems of Ossian and Related Works. Edited by Howard Gaskill. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1996.

Marshburn, Joseph H. and Alan R. Velie, eds. Blood and Knavery: A Collection of English Renaissance Pamphlets and Ballads of Crime and Sin. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1973.

Motherwell, William. Minstrelsy, Ancient and Modern. 2 Vols. Glasgow: John Wylie, 1827. Reprinted Boston: William D. Ticknor & Co., 1846.

Percy, Thomas. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. London: Routledge/ Thoemmes Press, 1996.

The Pepys Ballads. Edited by W. G. Day. Facsimile edition. 5 Vols. From Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College Cambridge. Wolfboro, N.H.: D. S. Brewer, 1991.

Pinkerton, John. Scottish Tragic Ballads . . . . To Which are Prefixed Two Dissertations, I. On the Oral Tradition of Poetry. II. On the Tragic Ballad. London: J. Nichols, 1781.

-----. Select Scotish [sic] Ballads. London: J. Nichols, 1783.

Ripa, Cesare. Baroque and Rococo Pictorial Imagery: The 1758-60 Hertel Edition of Ripa’s ‘Iconologia’ with 200 Engraved Illustrations. Edited by Edward A. Maser. New York: Dover Publications, 1971.

Ritson, Joseph. Ancient Songs From the Time of King Henry the Third, to the Revolution. London: J. Johnson 1790 [sic; recte 1792].

-----. Observations on the Three First Volumes of the “History of English Poetry” in a Familiar Letter to the Author. London: n.p., 1782.

Rollins, Hyder E., ed. A Pepysian Garland. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1971.

-----, ed. The Pepys Ballads. 8 Vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1922.

The Roxburghe Ballads. Edited by William Chappell (Vols 1-3) and J. Woodfall Ebsworth (Vols 4-8). 8 Vols. Hertford: Stephen Austin & Sons, 1869-1901. Reprinted New York: AMS Press, 1966.

The Roxburghe Ballads. Edited by Charles Hindley. London: Reeves & Turner, 1873.

Scott, Walter. Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border: Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads Collected in the Southern Counties of Scotland; With A Few of Modern Date Founded Upon Local Tradition. Edited by Thomas Henderson. London: George Harrup, 1931.

Sharp, Cecil, comp. Cecil Sharp's Collection of English Folk Songs. Edited by Maud Karpeles. 2 Vols. London: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Simpson, Claude M. The British Broadside Ballad and Its Music. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1966.