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Revision as of 18:39, 1 December 2008

Section Editor: Steve Gardham


The work of Frances J Child had been the subject of much discourse and there are many web sites dealing with the ballads he assembled.

The purpose of this section is:

  1. to present a different and probably controversial set of opinions
  2. to link to work already done
  3. to enable further discussion


Volume I: 1-53

  • 1: Riddles Wisely Expounded
  • 2: The Elfin Knight
  • 3: The Fause Knight on the Road
  • 4: Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight
  • 5: Gil Brenton
  • 6: Willie's Lady
  • 7: Earl Brand
  • 8: Erlinton
  • 9: The Fair Flower of Northumberland
  • 10: The Twa Sisters
  • 11: The Cruel Brother
  • 12: Lord Rendal
  • 13: Edward
  • 14: Babylon or The Bonnie Banks o Fordie
  • 15: Leesom Brand ** Editorial
  • 16: Sheath and Knife ** Editorial
  • 17: Hind Horn
  • 18: Sir Lionel
  • 19: King Orfeo
  • 20: The Cruel Mother ** Editorial
  • 21: The Maid and the Palmer
  • 22: St. Stephen and Herod
  • 23: Judas
  • 24: Bonnie Annie
  • 25: Willie's Lyke-Wake
  • 26: The Three Ravens
  • 27: The Whummil Bore
  • 28: Burd Ellen and Young Tamlane
  • 29: The Boy and the Mantle
  • 30: King Arthur and King Cornwall
  • 31: The Marriage of Sir Gawain
  • 32: King Henry
  • 33: Kempy Kay
  • 34: Kemp Owyne
  • 35: Allison Gross
  • 36: The Laily Worm and the Machrel of the Sea
  • 37: Thomas Rymer
  • 39: Tam Lin
  • 40: The Queen of Elfan's Nourice
  • 41: Hind Etin
  • 42: Clerk Colvill
  • 43: The Broomfield Hill
  • 44: The Two Magicians
  • 45: King John and the Bishop
  • 46: Captain Wedderburn's Courtship
  • 47: Proud Lady Margaret
  • 48: Young Andrew
  • 49: The Twa Brothers
  • 50: The Bonny Hind
  • 51: Lizie Wan
  • 52: The King's Dochter Lady Jean
  • 53: Young Beichan

Volume II: 54-113

  • 54: The Cherry-Tree Carol
  • 55: The Carnal and the Crane
  • 56: Dives and Lazarus
  • 57: Brown Robyn's Confession
  • 58: Sir Patrick Spens
  • 59: Sir Aldingar
  • 60: King Estmere
  • 61: Sir Cawline
  • 62: Fair Annie
  • 63: Child Waters
  • 64: Fair Janet
  • 65: Lady Maisry
  • 66: Lord Ingram and Chiel Wyet
  • 67: Glasgerion
  • 68: Young Hunting
  • 69: Clerk Sanders
  • 70: Willie and Lady Maisry
  • 71: The Bent Sae Brown
  • 72: The Clerk's Twa Sons o Owensford
  • 73: Lord Thomas and Annet
  • 74: Fair Margaret and Sweet William
  • 75: Lord Lovel
  • 76: The Lass of Roch Royal
  • 77: Sweet William's Ghost
  • 78: The Unquiet Grave
  • 79: The Wife of Usher's Well
  • 80: Old Robin of Portingale
  • 81: Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
  • 82: The Bonny Birdy
  • 83: Child Maurice
  • 84: Bonny Barbara Allen
  • 85: Lady Alice
  • 86: Young Benjie
  • 87: Prince Robert
  • 88: Young Johnstone
  • 89: Fause Foodrage
  • 90: Jellon Grame
  • 91: Fair Mary of Wallington
  • 92: Bonny Bee Hom
  • 93: Lamkin
  • 94: Young Waters
  • 95: The Maid Freed From the Gallows
  • 96: The Gay Goshawk
  • 97: Brown Robin
  • 98: Brown Adam
  • 99: Johnie Scott
  • 100: Willie o Winesberry
  • 101: Willie o Couglas Dale
  • 102: Willie and Earl Richard's Daughter
  • 103: Rose the Red and White LIly
  • 104: Prince Heathen
  • 105: The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington
  • 106: The Famous Flower of Serving Men
  • 107: Will Steward and John
  • 108: Christopher White
  • 109: Tom Potts
  • 110: The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter
  • 111: Crow and Pie
  • 112: Blow Away the Morning Dew
  • 113: The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry


Volume III: 114-188

  • 114: Johnie Cock
  • 115: Robyn and Gandeleyn
  • 116: Adam Bell, Clim of the Clough and William of Cloudesly
  • 117: A Gest of Robyn Hode
  • 118: Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
  • 119: Robin Hood and the Monk
  • 120: Robin Hood's Death
  • 121: Robin Hood and the Potter
  • 122: Robin Hood and the Butcher
  • 123: Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar
  • 124: The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield
  • 125: Robin Hood and Little John
  • 126: Robin Hood and the Tanner
  • 127: Robin Hood and the Tinker
  • 128: Robin Hood and the Newly Revived
  • 129: Robin Hood and the Prince of Aragon
  • 130: Robin Hood and the Scotchman
  • 131: Robin Hood and the Ranger
  • 132: The Bold Pedlar and Robin Hood
  • 133: Robin Hood and the Beggar, I
  • 134: Robin Hood and the Beggar, II
  • 135: Robin Hood and the Shepherd
  • 136: Robin Hood's Delight
  • 137: Robin Hood and the Pedlars
  • 138: Robin Hood and Allen a Dale
  • 139: Robin Hood's Progress to Nottingham
  • 140: Robin Hood Rescuing Three Squires
  • 141: Robin Hood Rescuing Will Stutly
  • 142: Little John a Begging
  • 143: Robin Hood and the Bishop
  • 144: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
  • 145: Robin Hood and Queen Katherine
  • 146: Robin Hood's Chase
  • 147: Robin Hood's Golden Prize
  • 148: The Noble Fisherman or Robin Hood's Preferment
  • 149: Robin Hood's Birth, Breeding, Valor and Marriage
  • 150: Robin Hood and Maid Marian
  • 151: The King's Disguise, and Friendship with Robin Hood
  • 152: Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow
  • 153: Robin Hood and the Valiant Knight
  • 154: A True Tale of Robin Hood
  • 155: Sir Hugh, or the Jew's Daughter
  • 156: Queen Eleanor's Confession
  • 157: Gude Wallace
  • 158: High Spencer's Feats in France
  • 159: Durham Field
  • 160: The Knight of Liddesdale
  • 161: The Battle of Otterburn
  • 162: The Hunting of the Cheviot
  • 163: The Battle of Harlaw
  • 164: King Henry Fifth's Conquest of France
  • 165: Sir John Butler
  • 166: The Rose of England
  • 167: Andrew Bartin
  • 168: Flodden Field
  • 169: Johnie Armstrong
  • 170: The Death of Queen Jane
  • 171: Thomas Cromwell
  • 172: Musselburgh Field
  • 173: Mary Hamilton
  • 174: Earl Bothwell
  • 175: The Rising in the North
  • 176: Northumberland Betrayed by Douglas
  • 177: The Earl of Westmoreland
  • 178: Captain Car, or, Edom o Gordon
  • 179: Rookhope Ryde
  • 180: King James and Brown
  • 181: The Bonnie Earl o' Moray
  • 182: The Laird o Logie
  • 183: Willie Macintosh
  • 184: The Lads of Wamphray
  • 185: Dick o the Cow
  • 186: Kinmont Willie
  • 187: Jock o the Side
  • 188: Archie o Cawfield


Volume IV: 189-265

  • 189: Hobie Noble
  • 190: Jamie Telfer of the Fair Dodhead
  • 191: Hughie Graham
  • 192: The Lochmaben Harper
  • 193: The Death of Parcy Reed
  • 194: The Laird of Wariston
  • 195: Lord Maxwell's Last Goodnight
  • 196: The Fire of Frendraught
  • 197: James Grant
  • 198: Bonny John Seton
  • 199: Bonnie House o' Airlie
  • 200: The Gypsy Laddie
  • 201: Bessy Bell and Mary Gray
  • 202: The Battle of Philiphaugh
  • 203: The Baron of Brackley
  • 204: Jamie Douglas
  • 205: Loudon Hill, or Dromclog
  • 206: Bothwell Bridge
  • 207: Lord Delamere
  • 208: Lord Dernwentwater
  • 209: Geordie
  • 210: Bonnie James Campbell
  • 211: Bewick and Graham
  • 212: The Duke of Athole's Nurse
  • 213: Sir James the Rose
  • 214: The Braes o Yarrow
  • 215: Rare Willie Drowned in Yarrow, or, The Water o Gamrie
  • 216: The Mother's Malison, or, Clyde's Water
  • 217: The Broom of Cowdenknows
  • 218: The False Lover Won Back
  • 219: The Gardener
  • 220: The Bonny Lass of Anglesey
  • 221: Katherine Jafray
  • 222: Bonny Baby Livingston
  • 223: Epie Morrie
  • 224: The Lady of Arngosk
  • 225: Rob Roy
  • 226: Lizie Lindsay
  • 227: Bonny Lizie Baillie
  • 228: Glasgow Peggie
  • 229: Earl Crawford
  • 230: The Slaughter of the Laird of Mellerstain
  • 231: The Earl of Errol
  • 232: Richie Story
  • 233: Andrew Lammie
  • 234: Charlie MacPherson
  • 235: The Earl of Aboyne
  • 236: The Laird o Drum
  • 237: The Duke of Gordon's Daughter
  • 238: Glenlogie or Jean o Bethalnie
  • 239: Lord Saltoun and Auchanachie
  • 240: The Rantin Laddie
  • 241: The Baron o Leys
  • 242: The Coble o Cargin
  • 243: James Harris, (The Daemon Lover)
  • 244: James Hatley
  • 245: Young Allan
  • 246: Redesdale and Wise William
  • 247: Lady Elspat
  • 248: The Grey Cock, or, Saw You My Father
  • 249: Auld Matrons
  • 250: Henry Martyn
  • 251: Lang Johnny More
  • 252: The Kitchie-Boy
  • 253: Thomas o Yonderdale
  • 254: Lord William, or Lord Lundy
  • 255: Willie's Fatal Visit
  • 256: Alison and Willie
  • 257: Burd Isabel and Earl Patrick
  • 258: Broughty Wa's
  • 259: Lord Thomas Stuart
  • 260: Lord Thomas and Lady Margaret
  • 261: Lady Isabel
  • 262: Lord Livingston
  • 263: The New-Slain Knight
  • 264: The White Fisher
  • 265: The Knight's Ghost


Volume V: 266-305

  • 266: John Thomson and the Turk
  • 267: The Heir of Linne
  • 268: The Twa Knights
  • 269: Lady Diamond
  • 270: The Earl of Mar's Daughter
  • 271: The Lord of Lorn and the False Steward
  • 272: The Suffolk Miracle
  • 273: King Edward the Fourth and a Tanner of Tamworth
  • 274: Our Goodman
  • 275: Get Up and Bar the Door
  • 276: TheFriar in the Well
  • 277: The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin
  • 278: The Farmer's Curst Wife
  • 279: The Jolly Beggar
  • 280: The Beggar-Laddie
  • 281: The Keach I the Creel
  • 282: Jock the Leg and the Merry Merchant
  • 283: The Crafty Farmer
  • 284: John Dory
  • 285: The George Aloe and the Sweepstake
  • 286: The Sweet Trinity (The Golden Vanity)
  • 287: Captain Ward and the Rainbow
  • 288: The Young Earl of Essex's Victory Over the Emperor of Germany
  • 289: The Mermaid
  • 290: The Wylie Wife of the Hie Toun Hie
  • 291: Child Owlet
  • 292: The West-Country Damosel's Complaint
  • 293: John of Hazelgreen
  • 294: Dugal Quin
  • 295: The Brown Girl
  • 296: Walter Lesly
  • 297: Earl Rothes
  • 298: Young Peggy
  • 299: Trooper and Maid
  • 300: Blancheflour and Jellyflorice
  • 301: The Queen of Scotland
  • 302: Young Bearwell
  • 303: The Holy Nunnery
  • 304: Young Ronald
  • 305: The Outlaw Murray