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* '''Percy's Reliques of Ancient Poetry''' is described in Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliques_of_Ancient_English_Poetry See]  
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'''Song Books published prior to 1900'''    (For ''dance tune'' books go [[List of historical tunebooks, some of which are available on the internet|here]])
  
The contents might well be catalogued here but in the meantime here's one song to be going on with - [[The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington]]
 
  
* '''Old English Songs''' as Now sung by the peasantry of the Weald of Surrey and Sussex, and collected by one who has learnt them by hearing them sung every Christmas from early childhood, by the country people, who go about to the Neighbouring Houses, singing, or “Wassailing” as it is called, at that season. The Airs are set to music exactly as they are now sung to rescue them from oblivion…. and to afford a specimen of genuine Old English melody, and the words are given in their original Rough state, with an occasional slight alteration to render the sense intelligible '''Arr''' G A Dusart (1843). Private publication - 1847 - of songs collected by [[John Broadwood]].
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* '''[[Ballads and Songs of Derbyshire|The Ballads and Songs of Derbyshire]]''' - [http://www.peaklandheritage.org.uk/index.asp?peakkey=40600721 Llewellyn Jewitt] - 1867 - Bemrose & Lothian (London & Derby)
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* '''[[Besom Maker and Other Country Folk Songs, The|The Besom Maker & Other Country Folk Songs]]'''   - by [[Heywood Sumner]]. Pub 1888
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* '''[[A Collection of Original Local Songs|A Collection of Original Local Songs]]''' - by Robert Gilchrist, 2nd ed. - 1824 - Newcastle upon Tyne
  
* '''Old English Popular Music''' by William Chappell ''Ed. H.E.Wooldridge'' ''Additions by Frank Kidson''
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* '''[[English County Songs]]''' Ed. [[Lucy Broadwood]] & J A Fuller Maitland - 1893 - Leadenhall Press Ltd
  
* '''Popular Music of the Olden Time''' by William Chappell (1809 -1888).  In two volumes, this work has been an important reference for many years. It is now freely available for download. [http://www.archive.org/details/popularmusicofol01chapuoft Volume 1] [http://www.archive.org/details/popularmusicofol02chapuoft Volume 2]
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* '''[[English Folk-Songs]]''' by Barrett, William Alexander, 1891
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* '''English Traditional Songs and Carols''' Ed. [[Lucy Broadwood]] - 1908 For the most part these were collected between 1893 and 1901. Very difficult to find and even when republished in 1974 EP Publishing (and Rowan and Littlefield in America) still not an easy acquisition. Facsimile available at [https://archive.org/details/englishtraditio00broagoog Archive.com]
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* '''[[Nursery Rhymes and Country Songs]]'''  - Miss Mason. 1878 (Second edition 1908)
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* '''Old English Popular Music''' by William Chappell ''Ed. H.E.Wooldridge'' ''Additions by [[Frank Kidson]]''
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* '''[[Old English Songs]]''' as Now sung by the peasantry of the Weald of Surrey and Sussex. [[John Broadwood]], Arr G A Dusart, 1847
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* '''[[A Pedlar's Pack of Ballads and Songs]]''' with illustrative notes by W.H.Logan. Edinburgh, 1869
  
* '''[[Ballads and Songs of Derbyshire|The Ballads and Songs of Derbyshire]]''' - [http://www.peaklandheritage.org.uk/index.asp?peakkey=40600721 Llewellyn Jewitt] - 1867 - Bemrose & Lothian (London & Derby)
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* '''[[Percy's Reliques of Ancient Poetry]]''' is described in Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliques_of_Ancient_English_Poetry See] Here's one song to be going on with - [[The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington]]
  
* '''The Besom Maker & Other Country Folk Songs'''   Heywood Sumner. Pub 1888
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* '''Popular Music of the Olden Time''' by William Chappell (1809 -1888).  In two volumes, this work has been an important reference for many years. It is now freely available for download. [http://www.archive.org/details/popularmusicofol01chapuoft Volume 1] [http://www.archive.org/details/popularmusicofol02chapuoft Volume 2]
  
 
* '''Sussex Songs: Popular Songs of Sussex''' arranged by H F Birch Reynardson - undated- Leonard and Co, (London). (Edited in collaboration with [[Lucy Broadwood]]) (stated by Lucy Broadwood to have been published in 1889)
 
* '''Sussex Songs: Popular Songs of Sussex''' arranged by H F Birch Reynardson - undated- Leonard and Co, (London). (Edited in collaboration with [[Lucy Broadwood]]) (stated by Lucy Broadwood to have been published in 1889)
  
* '''[[English County Songs]]''' Ed. [[Lucy Broadwood]] & J A Fuller Maitland - 1893 - Leadenhall Press Ltd
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* '''[[Traditional Tunes]]''' Edited by [[Frank Kidson]], 1891. A Collection of Ballad Airs, Chiefly Obtained in Yorkshire and the South of Scotland
  
* '''English Traditional Songs and Carols''' Ed. [[Lucy  E. Broadwood]] - 1908
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* '''Wit & Mirth''' or '''Pills To Purge Melancholy''' by Thomas D'Urfrey was published in several volumes between 1653 and 1723. [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/33404 Volume six] is available online at [http://www.gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenburg]
For the most part these were collected between 1893 and 1901. Very difficult to find and even when republished in 1974 EP Publishing (and Rowan and Littlefield in America) still not an easy acquisition.
 

Latest revision as of 09:34, 11 August 2017

Song Books published prior to 1900 (For dance tune books go here)


  • English Traditional Songs and Carols Ed. Lucy Broadwood - 1908 For the most part these were collected between 1893 and 1901. Very difficult to find and even when republished in 1974 EP Publishing (and Rowan and Littlefield in America) still not an easy acquisition. Facsimile available at Archive.com
  • Old English Popular Music by William Chappell Ed. H.E.Wooldridge Additions by Frank Kidson
  • Popular Music of the Olden Time by William Chappell (1809 -1888). In two volumes, this work has been an important reference for many years. It is now freely available for download. Volume 1 Volume 2
  • Sussex Songs: Popular Songs of Sussex arranged by H F Birch Reynardson - undated- Leonard and Co, (London). (Edited in collaboration with Lucy Broadwood) (stated by Lucy Broadwood to have been published in 1889)
  • Wit & Mirth or Pills To Purge Melancholy by Thomas D'Urfrey was published in several volumes between 1653 and 1723. Volume six is available online at Project Gutenburg