Roud Folk Song Index


Roud Folk Song Index

The Roud Folk Song Index is a database of 300,000 references to over 21,600 songs that have been collected from oral tradition in the English language from all over the world. It is a combination of the Broadside Index (printed sources before 1900) and a "field-recording index". It subsumes all the previous well-known printed sources known to Francis James Child and more recent recorded audio sources from 1900 to 1975. Related songs are grouped under the same Roud number. The more ancient songs tend to occupy low numbers, but songs which are obscure are given higher numbers. This explains why "Sheath and Knife" (Child 16) is Roud 3960. If a trusted authority gives the name of a song but doesn't give the words, it is assigned Roud number 000. Until early 2006 the index was available only by subscribing to a CD, updated periodically. It can now be found at Vaughan Williams Memorial Library [http://library.efdss.org Online] .

Steve Roud is the Local Studies Librarian in the London Borough of Croydon. He was formerly Honorary Librarian of the Folklore Society. He is the co-author of "A Dictionary of English Folklore" (2005, ISBN 0-19-860766-0). Starting in 1993 he input various fields to a database, listing the source singer (if known), his locality, the date of noting the song, the publisher (book or recorded source), plus other fields. In the past few years the numbers have been widely accepted in academic circles. The Traditional Ballad Index at the California State University at Fresno includes Roud numbers up to number 5000. In many respects it is more informative than Roud's database, as it contains comments, but it draws on fewer sources. For example Steve Roud shows 22 sources for "Hind Etin" (Roud 33, Child 41), but the Traditional Ballad Index shows only one source.

For many who encounter folk songs only through modern CDs it comes as a surprise to discover that "Brigg Fair" (Roud 1083), "I'll Tell Me Ma" (Roud 2649) and "Cuckoo's Nest" (Roud 5407) are all undocumented before 1898. The most modern folk songs were still being discovered in the 1970s in the Ozark Mountains. Max Hunter's [http://www.missouristate.edu/folksong/maxhunter/index.html collection] lists 1,600 such songs, but each minor variant is given a distinct number, making comparisons difficult. James Madison Carpenter's collection has 6,200 transcriptions and 1000 recorded cylinders made between 1927 and 1955. The [http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/carpenter/search.html index] gives the title, first line and the name of the source singer. When appropriate, the Child number is given. It is still a largely unexploited resource, with none of the recordings easily available. There are several other indexes of songs, but probably Roud will eventually include all of them. Dozens of historical tune-books have been indexed, but nobody has yet attempted to bring them all together in one index. They are outside the scope of Roud's work.

List of folk songs by Roud number

Numbers 1 to 100

* 1. "The Gypsy Laddie" (Child 200)
* 2. "The Streets of Laredo" (Laws B1)
* 3. "Garners Gay" ("Rue", "The Sprig of Thyme")
* 4. "Lord Thomas and Fair Annet" (Child 73)
* 5. "The Three Ravens" (Child 26)
* 6. "Lamkin" (Child 93)
* 7. "The Female Highwayman" or "Sovay" (Laws N21)
* 8. "The Twa Sisters" (Child 10)
* 9. "The Cruel Mother" (Child 20)
* 10. "Lord Randal" (Child 12)
* 11. "The Baffled Knight" (Child 112)
* 12. "The Elfin Knight" (Child 2) (also "Scarborough Fair")
* 13. "The Dowie Dens o Yarrow" (Child 214)
* 14. "The Daemon Lover" ("The House Carpenter") (Child 243)
* 15. "The Cruel Ship's Carpenter" ("The Gosport Tragedy"; "Pretty Polly") (Laws P36A/B)
* 16. "Frog Went A-Courting"
* 17. "The Three Butchers" ("Dixon and Johnson") (Laws L4)
* 18. "The Bramble Briar" ("The Merchant's Daughter"; "In Bruton Town") (Laws M32)
* 19. "Honest Labourer" ("The Jolly Thresher", "Poor Man, Poor Man", "The Nobleman and the Thresher")
* 20. "The Fause Knight Upon the Road" (Child 3)
* 21. "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight" (Child 4)
* 22. "Gil Brenton" (Child 5)
* 23. "Earl Brand" (Child 7)
* 24. "Erlinton" (Child 8)
* 25. "The Fair Flower of Northumberland" (Child 9)
* 26. "The Cruel Brother" (Child 11)
* 27. "Babylon", or, "The Bonnie Banks o Fordie" (Child 14)
* 28. "Hind Horn" (Child 17)
* 29. "Sir Lionel" (Child 18)
* 30. "Willie's Lyke-Wake" (Child 25)
* 31. "A-Growing" ("He's Young But He's Daily A-Growing") (Laws O35)
* 32. "Kempy Kay" (Child 33)
* 33. "Hind Etin" (Child 41)
* 34. "The Broomfield Hill" (Child 43)
* 35. "Tam Lin" (Child 39)
* 36. "Captain Wedderburn's Courtship" (Child 46)
* 37. "Proud Lady Margaret" (Child 47)
* 38. "The Twa Brothers" (Child 49)
* 39. "The King's Dochter Lady Jean" (Child 52)
* 40. "Young Beichan" (Child 53)
* 41. "Sir Patrick Spens" (Child 58)
* 42. "Fair Annie" (Child 62)
* 43. "Child Waters" (Child 63)
* 44. "Fair Janet" (Child 64)
* 45. "Lady Maisry" (Child 65)
* 46. "Lord Ingram and Chiel Wyet" (Child 66)
* 47. "Young Hunting" (Child 68)
* 48. "Lord Lovel" (Child 75)
* 49. "The Lass of Roch Royal" (Child 76)
* 50. "Sweet William's Ghost" (Child 77)
* 51. "The Unquiet Grave" (Child 78)
* 52. "Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard" (Child 81)
* 53. "Child Maurice" (Child 83)
* 54. "Bonny Barbara Allan" (Child 84)
* 55. "Prince Robert" (Child 87)
* 56. "Young Johnstone" (Child 88)
* 57. "Fause Foodrage" (Child 89)
* 58. "Jellon Grame" (Child 90)
* 59. "Fair Mary of Wallington" (Child 91)
* 60. "Brisk Young Sailor (Courted Me)", "The Alehouse", "Died For Love", etc (Laws P25)
* 61. "The Gay Goshawk" (Child 96)
* 62. "Brown Robyn" (Child 97)
* 63. "Johnie Scot" (Child 99)
* 64. "Willie o Winsbury" (Child 100)
* 65. "Willie o Douglas Dale" (Child 101)
* 66. "Tom Potts" (Child 109)
* 67. "The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter" (Child 110)
* 68. "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
* 69. "Johnie Cock" (Child 114)
* 70. "A Gest of Robyn Hode" (Child 117)
* 71. "Robin Hood Rescuing Three Squires" (Child 140)
* 72. "Robin Hood and Queen Katherine" (Child 145)
* 73. "Sir Hugh", or, "The Jew's Daughter" (Child 155)
* 74. "Queen Eleanor's Confession" (Child 156)
* 75. "Gude Wallace" (Child 157)
* 76. "Johnie Armstrong" (Child 169)
* 77. "The Death of Queen Jane" (Child 170)
* 78. "Six Dukes Went a-Fishing"
* 79. "Mary Hamilton" (Child 173)
* 80. "Captain Car", or, "Edom o Gordon" (Child 178)
* 81. "The Laird o Logie" (Child 182)
* 82. "Jock o the Side" (Child 187)
* 83. "Archie o Cawfield" (Child 188)
* 84. "Hughie Grame" (Child 191)
* 85. "The Lochmaben Harper" or The Blind Harper (Child 192)
* 86. "No record"
* 87. "Jamie Douglas"; "Waly Waly"; "The Water Is Wide"; "When Cockleshells Turn Silver Bells (Child 204)
* 88. "Lord Delamere" (Child 207)
* 89. "Lord Derwentwater" (Child 208)
* 90. "Geordie" (Child 209)
* 91. "The Mother's Malison", or "Clyde's Water" (Child 216)
* 92. "The Broom of Cowdenknows" (Child 217)
* 93. "Katharine Jaffray" (Child 221)
* 94. "Lizie Lindsay" (Child 226)
* 95. "Glasgow Peggy" (Child 228)
* 96. "The Earl of Errol" (Child 231)
* 97. "Richie Story" (Child 232)
* 98. "Andrew Lammie" (Child 233)
* 99. "The Earl of Aboyne" (Child 235)
* 100. "Bonny Baby Livingston" (Child 222)

Numbers 101 to 200

* 101. "Glenlogie" or "Bonnie Jean o' Bethelnie" (Child 238)
* 102. "Lord Saltoun and Auchanachie" (Child 239)
* 103. "The (Bonnie) Rantin' Laddie" or "Lord Aboyne" (Child 240)
* 104. "Henry Martin" (Child 167 / Child 250)
* 105. "The Kitchie-Boy", "Bonny Foot-Boy" or "Earl Richard's Daughter" (Child 252)
* 106. "Lord William", "Lord Lundy" or "Sweet William" (Child 254)
* 107. "Burd Isabel And (Earl/Sir) Patrick" or "Burd Bell" (Child 257)
* 108. "Broughty Wa's" or "(Burd) Helen" (Child 258)
* 109. "(Lord Thomas and) Lady Margaret" or "Clerk Tamas (and Fair Annie)" (Child 260)
* 110. "(John Thomson/The Trooper) and the Turk" or "Earl Richard's Wedding" (Child 266)
* 111. "The Heir of Linne" (Child 267)
* 112. "Lady Diamond (and the King's Daughter)", "Lady Daisy" or "Eliza's Bower" (Child 269)
* 113. "The Lord of Lorn (and the Flas Steward)" (Child 271)
* 114. "Four Nights Drunk" (Child 274)
* 115. "Get Up and Bar the Door", "John Blunt" or "Old John Jones" (Child 275)
* 116. "The Friar (in the Well/and the Maid/Well Fitted)" (Child 276)
* 117. "The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin", "The (Wee) Cooper of Fife", "The Daughter of Peggy-O", "Dan Doo", "etc." (Child 277)
* 118. "The (Jolly/Ragged/Dirty) Beggar", "Davy Faa", "Farmer and Tinker", "Gaberlunyie Man", "etc." (Child 279)
* 119. "The Beggar-Laddie", "The Beggar's (Dawtie/Prince)", "etc." (Child 280)
* 120. "The Keach i the Creel" (Child 281)
* 121. "No record"
* 122. "Sweet Trinity", "Golden Vanity", "Bold Trellitee", "etc" (Child 286)
* 123. (The) (Young) (Earl of) Essex('s Victory over the Emperor of Germany)", "Queen Elizabeth's Champion" or "Great Britain's Glory" (Child 288)
* 124. "The Mermaid", "As I Sailed Out One Friday Night" or "The Cabin Boy" (Child 289)
* 125. "The Wylie Wife of the Hie Toun Hie", "the Flowers of Edinburgh" or "My Lady Ye Shall Be" (Child 290)
* 126. "The Derby Ram" or "As I was Going to Derby"
* 127. "The Leaves of Life", "Under the Leaves" or "The Seven Virgins"
* 128. "The Herring Song", "Bolliton Sands" or "The (Jolly) (Old/Red) Herring('s Head)"
* 129. "The Everlasting Circle" or "Down in the Lowlands"
* 130. "Three Jolly Rogues"
* 131. "The Fox"
* 132. "The Beggars Daughter" or "The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green" etc. (Laws N27)
* 133. "Green Grow The Rushes Oh", "Come and I Will Sing You" or "The Dilly Song" etc.
* 134. "The Coasts of (High) Barbary" (Laws K33)
* 135. "Cold Blow And A Rainy Night" or "The Laird o' Windywa's" etc.
* 136. "King Orfeo" (Child 19)
* 137. "Tam Pierce" (Widdicombe Fair)
* 138. "The Dishonest Miller" (Laws Q21)
* 139. "Joan's Ale Was New"
* 140. "The Bold Grenadier", "The Nightingale Song" or "One Morning In May" etc. (Laws P14)
* 141. "Dog And Gun" or "The Golden Glove" (Laws N20)
* 142. "Charming Mary Neal" (Laws M17)
* 143. "The Counting Song", "One Man Went To Mow" etc.
* 144. "The Maid Freed from the Gallows" (Child 95)
* 145. "Glasgerion" or "Glenkindie" (Child 67)
* 146. "No John No"
* 147. "Clerk Corvill", "(Giles/George) Collins" or "Lady Alice" (Child 42 / Child 85)
* 148. "The Banks o' Sweet Dundee" (Laws M25)
* 149. "The Crabfish"
* 150. "No record"
* 151. "The Lark In The Morning", "The Ploughboy"
* 152. "Early Early In The Spring", "The Trail To Mexico" or "The Sailor Deceived" etc. (Laws M1)
* 153. "The Haymakers' Song"
* 154. "The False Bride" or "The Week Before Easter", etc.
* 155. "Mary Of The (Wild) Moor" (Laws P21)
* 156. "The Betrayed Maiden" or "Betsy (The Waiting Maid)" etc. (Laws M20)
* 157. "Banks of the Ohio"
* 158. "Billy Taylor" or "(Bold) William Taylor" (Laws N11)
* 159. "No record"
* 160. "The Farmer's Curst Wife" (Child 278)
* 161. "Riddles Wisely Expounded", "Lay Bent To The Bonny Broom", "The Devil's Nine Questions" etc. (Child 1)
* 162. "The Light Dragoon", "The Trooper And The Maid", etc. (Child 299)
* 163. "The Jolly Ploughboy", "The Scarlet And The Blue", etc.
* 164. "John Barleycorn"
* 165. "Adieu My Lovely Nancy", "The Sailor's Farewell", "Swansea Town", etc.
* 166. "Polly Vaughn" (Laws O36)
* 167. "The Brisk Young Butcher", The Leicester Chambermaid", "Aikey Fair", etc.
* 168. "The Fair Lass Of Islington"
* 169. "The Seasons Of The Year"
* 170. "Once I Had A Sweetheart"
* 171. "Young Ramble Away" or "Brimbledown Fair"
* 172. "Bonnie Annie" or "The Banks Of Green Willow" (Child 24)
* 173. "Strawberry Fair"
* 174. "The Cobbler And The Butcher" or "The Cunning Cobbler Done Over"
* 175. "Cruel Was My Father", etc. (Laws P20)
* 176. "The Little Dun Mare"
* 177. "No record"
* 178. "The Gentleman Soldier", "The Sentry" etc.
* 179. "The Grey Cock", "Saw You My Father?", "The Cock Is Crowing", etc. (Child 248)
* 180. "The Brown Girl" (Child 295)
* 181. "The Maid on The Shore", "The Mermaid" or "The Sea Captain" (Laws K27)
* 182. "Edwin", "Young Edwin in the Lowlands Low" (see [http://www.contemplator.com/england/edwin.html Edwin] )
* 183. "Marrowbones", "There Was An Old Woman", etc. (Laws Q2)
* 184. "Johnny Sands" (Laws Q3)
* 185. "The Drowned (Lover/Sailor)", "In London Fair City", "Scarborough Banks", etc. (Laws K18)
* 186. "The (Pretty/Jolly/Simple) Ploughboy" (Laws M24)
* 187. "Jemmy And Nancy", "The Yarmouth Tragedy", etc. (Laws M38)
* 188. "The Councillor's Daughter", "The Crafty Lover", "The Lawyer Outwitted" etc. (Laws N26)
* 189. "The Lake Of Coulfin", "Willy Leonard", etc. (Laws Q33)
* 190. "Bold Reynolds"
* 191. "The White Cockade", "Sad Recruit", etc.
* 192. "Sir Andrew Barton", "Elder Bordee" or "Henry Martyn" (Child 167 / Child 250)
* 193. "Sweet Lemminy"
* 194. "No record"
* 195. "Sir Arthur And Sweet Mollee", etc (Laws O14)
* 196. "The Wife of Usher's Well", "The Lady Gay", "Three Little Babes", etc. (Child 79)
* 197. "The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry" (Child 113)
* 198. "Willie and Lady Maisry" (Child 70)
* 199. "The Famous Flower of Serving-Men" (Child 106)
* 200. "Edward", "How Come That Blood on Your Shirt Sleeve", etc. (Child 13)

ubsequent

* 201. "The False Lover Won Back" (Child 218)
* 204. "Maa Bonny Lad"
* 205. "The Bonny Hind" (Child 50)
* 206. "Rare Willie Drowned in Yarrow" (Child 215)
* 209. "Gower Wassail"
* 211. "Wa'ney Island Cockfight"
* 218. "Oxford/Worcester City"
* 219. "Thomas the Rhymer" (Child 37)
* 220. "Willie's Lady" (Child 6)
* 222. "Thorneymoor Woods"
* 223. "The Hunting of Cheviot" or "The Ballad of Chevy Chase)" (Child 162)
* 224. "Captain Ward and the Rainbow" (Child 287)
* 229. "Little Gypsy Girl"
* 232. "The Game Of Cards" or "Game of All Fours"
* 233. "The Duke of Marlborough"
* 234. "Lizie Wan" (Child 51)
* 236. "The Cutty Wren"
* 237. "Bessy Bell and Mary Gray" (Child 201)
* 242. "Young Allan" (Child 245)
* 243. "Redesdale and Wise William" (Child 246)
* 244. "Willie's Fatal Visit" (Child 255)
* 245. "Alison and Willie" (Child 256)
* 246. "The Suffolk Miracle" (Child 272)
* 247. "The Laird o Drum" (Child 236)
* 248. "King Edward the Fourth and a Tanner of Tamworth" (Child 273)
* 249. "John Dory" (Child 284)
* 250. "John of Hazelgreen" (Child 293)
* 251. "King Henry Fifth's Conquest of France" (Child 164)
* 253. "Fair Margaret and Sweet William (Child 74)
* 254. "Frankie and Johnny"
* 264. "John(ny) Riley", "The Broken Token" or "A Fair Young Maid All in Her Garden" (Laws N42)
* 268. "Jack Monroe"
* 269. "Bell Bottom Trousers" (Rosemary Lane)
* 277. "Seventeen Come Sunday"
* 278. "The Seven Joys of Mary"
* 285. "Old Polina"
* 290. "The Three Maidens"
* 293. "My Bonny Boy"
* 299. "The Lincolnshire Poacher"
* 302. "King John and the Bishop" (Child 45)
* 303. "The Twa Knights" (Child 268)
* 306. "The Carnal and the Crane" (Child 55)
* 309. "Canada-I-O"
* 325. "South Australia"
* 332. "Robin Hood and the Tanner" (Child 126)
* 333. "The Bold Pedlar and Robin Hood" (Child 132)
* 334. "The Bonny Earl of Murray" (Child 181)
* 335. "The Death of Parcy Reed" (Child 193)
* 336. "The Fire of Frendraught" (Child 196)
* 337. "Bothwell Bridge" (Child 206)
* 338. "Bonnie James Campbell" (Child 210)
* 339. "The Gardener" (Child 219)
* 340. "Rob Roy" (Child 225)
* 341. "Bonny Lizie Baillie" (Child 227)
* 342. "The Duke of Gordon's Daughter" (Child 237)
* 343. "The Baron o Leys" (Child 241)
* 347. "Greenland Whale Fishery"
* 367. "Sweet Polly Oliver"
* 369. "Sam Hall"
* 384. "Farewell to Nova Scotia"
* 390. "Old Dan Tucker"
* 397. "Reynardine"
* 414. "On Top of Old Smoky"
* 431. "Rattlesnake Mountain"
* 444. "Charles Guiteau"
* 452. "The Bitter Withy"
* 453. "The Cherry-Tree Carol" (Child 54)
* 456. "Skewball"
* 475. "All For Me Grog"
* 477. "Dives and Lazarus" (Child 56)
* 479. "Sir Cawline" (Child 61)
* 482. "Brown Adam" (Child 98)
* 483. "The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington" (Child 105)
* 487. "Lady Franklin's Lament"/"Lord Franklin" (Laws K9)
* 490. "The Newry Highwayman" ("Adieu, Adieu", "The Rambling Boy")
* 494. "Cock Robin"
* 502. "London Bridge Is Falling Down"
* 503. "Miller of Dee"
* 533. "Whiskey in the Jar"
* 545. "The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie" ("Peggy-O")
* 558. "Foggy Dew"
* 564. "Blackwater Side"
* 567. "All Around My Hat" (Laws P31)
* 592. "Lovely Joan"
* 634. "The Hills of Mexico" (On the Trail of the Buffalo)
* 664. "The Bonny Bunch of Roses
* 672. "One Night As I Lay On My Bed"
* 687. "Spanish Ladies"
* 711. "Silver Dagger"
* 742. "The Grand Old Duke of York"
* 745. "Old McDonald Had a Farm"
* 751. "The Old Gray Mare"
* 756. "Red River Valley"
* 757. "Wildwood Flower"
* 777. "Wreck of the Old 97"
* 780. "Little Sadie"
* 794. "The Bonnie House of Airlie" (Child 199)
* 795. "The Boyne Water"
* 816. "The Blacksmith"
* 827. "Git Along, Little Dogies"
* 849. "Bewick and Graham" (Child 211)
* 866. "Seventeen Come Sunday"
* 876. "Hard, Hard Times"
* 880. "Fathom the Bowl"
* 929. "The Holy Ground"
* 933. "Robin Hood and the Ranger" (Child 131)
* 938. "The Real Old Mountain Dew"
* 942. "Cotton-Eyed Joe"
* 944. "The Barley Mow"
* 957. "Lily of the West"
* 975. "I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day"

1000 to 9999

* 1009. "Finnegan's Wake"
* 1040. "Green Bushes" (Laws P2)
* 1044. "Nottamun Town"
* 1083. "Brigg Fair"
* 1088. "The Jolly Waggoner"
* 1164. "Old King Cole"
* 1173. "The Wild Rover"
* 1274. "Blue Tail Fly"
* 1322. "Robin Hood and Little John" (Child 125)
* 1346. "Hail Smiling Morn"
* 1350. "The Twa Magicians" (Child 44)
* 1359. "Bobby Shafto"
* 1380. "Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow"
* 1422. "My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean"
* 1434. "Master Kilby"
* 1460. "Four Loom Weaver"
* 1506, 5407. "Cuckoo's Nest"
* 1528. "The Butcher and the Tailor's Wife"
* 1621. "Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar" (Child 123)
* 1757. "Maggie May"
* 1759. "Rufford Park Poachers"
* 1790. "Robin Hood's Progress to Nottingham" (Child 139)
* 1828. "Lukey's Boat" (Loakie's boat)
* 2005. "Rolling Down to Old Maui"
* 2133. "The Doffin Mistress"
* 2146. "The Black Velvet Band"
* 2274. "Sir James the Rose" (Child 213)
* 2300. "The Road to Dundee"
* 2315. "Johnny Cope"
* 2335. "The Maid and the Palmer" (Child 21)
* 2337. "Lambton Worm"
* 2338. "Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford" (Child 144)
* 2355. "Arthur McBride"
* 2571. "Aiken Drum" (Hogg 89)
* 2583. "Eppie Morrie" (Child 223)
* 2624. "Blow the Man Down"
* 2640. "The Crafty Farmer" (Child 283)
* 2649. "I'll Tell Me Ma"
* 2659. "Hard Times Come Again No More"
* 2737. "The Galway Shawl"
* 2742. "The Moorlough Shore"
* 2768. "Rock-a-bye Baby"
* 2796. "Southern Cross"
* 2860. "Young Waters" (Child 94)
* 2861. "The Battle of Harlaw" (Child 163)
* 2862. "Flodden Field" (Child 168)
* 2865. "The Wee Wee Man" (Child 38)
* 2994. "The Wind That Shakes the Barley"
* 3004. "The Parting Glass"
* 3012. "Rocky Road to Dublin"
* 3038. "Lillibullero"
* 3100. "Lang Johnny More" (Child 251)
* 3103. "Black Is the Color (of My True Love's Hair)"
* 3137. "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye"
* 3212. "Allison Gross" (Child 35)
* 3234. "Sweet Betsy from Pike"
* 3247 "The Ballad of Casey Jones"
* 3278. "The Wearing of the Green"
* 3293. "The Battle of Otterburn" (Child 161)
* 3296. "The Outlaw Murray" (Child 305)
* 3297. ""Adam Bell", "Clim of the Clough" or "William of Cloudesly" (Child 116)
* 3298. "Robin Hood and Allen A Dale" (Child 138)
* 3299. "Robin Hood's Death" (Child 120)
* 3301. "Leesome Brand" (Child 15)
* 3322. "The Bent Sae Brown" (Child 71)
* 3335. "Rose Red and the White Lily" (Child 103)
* 3336. "Prince Heathen" (Child 104)
* 3364. "Jamis Telfer of the Fair Dodhead" (Child 190)
* 3391. "Robin Hood and the Beggar, I" (Child 133)
* 3392. "Robin Hood and the Beggar, II" (Child 134)
* 3393. "The Duke of Athole's Nurse" (Child 212)
* 3433. "Skip to My Lou"
* 3511. "Blaydon Races"
* 3550. "This Old Man"
* 3722. "The Whummil Bore" (Child 27)
* 3723. "The Queen of Elfan's Nourice" (Child 40)
* 3753. "Three Blind Mice"
* 3801. "Caledonia"
* 3855. "Clerk Saunders" (Child 69)
* 3856. "Jock the Leg and the Merry Merchant" (Child 282)
* 3875. "Young Peggy" (Child 298)
* 3876. "The Laird of Wairston" (Child 194)
* 3878. "The Queen of Scotland" (Child 301)
* 3879. "The Earl of Mar's Daughter" (Child 270)
* 3880. "Earl Crawford" (Child 229)
* 3881. "Charlie MacPherson" (Child 234)
* 3882. "Brown Robyn's Confession" (Child 57)
* 3883. "Child Owlet" (Child 291)
* 3884. "Lady Isabel" (Child 261)
* 3885. "Bonny Bee Hom" (Child 92)
* 3886. "The Holy Nunnery" (Child 303)
* 3887. "The New-Slain Knight" (Child 263)
* 3888. "The White Fisher" (Child 264)
* 3889. "The Knight's Ghost" (Child 265)
* 3890. "Thomas o Yonderdale" (Child 253)
* 3902. "The Clerk's Twa Sons O Owsenford" (Child 72)
* 3904. "Blancheflour and Jollyflorice" (Child 300)
* 3908. "Bonny John Seton" (Child 198)
* 3909. "Lord Livingstone" (Child 262)
* 3910. "Willie and the Earl Richard's Daughter" (Child 102)
* 3911. "Young Benjie" (Child 86)
* 3912. "Kemp Owyne" (Child 34)
* 3914. "Young Ronald" (Child 304)
* 3915. "Auld Matrons" (Child 249)
* 3918. "James Grant" (Child 197)
* 3925. "Walter Lesly" (Child 296)
* 3928. "Dugall Quin" (Child 294)
* 3931. "The Bonny Lass of Anglesey" (Child 220)
* 3935. "Young Bearwell" (Child 302)
* 3955. "Robin Hood and the Bishop" (Child 143)
* 3956. "Robin Hood and the Newly Revived" (Child 128)
* 3957. "Robin Hood Rescuing Will Stutly" (Child 141)
* 3958. "The Noble Fisherman" or "Robin Hood's Preferment" (Child 148)
* 3959. "The West Country Damosel's Complaint" (Child 292)
* 3960. "Sheath and Knife" (Child 16)
* 3961. "The Boy and the Mantle" (Child 29)
* 3962. "Burd Ellen and Young Tamlane" (Child 28)
* 3963. "St. Stephen and Herod" (Child 22)
* 3964. "Judas (Child 23)
* 3965. "King Arthur and King Cornwall" (Child 30)
* 3966. "The Marriage of Sir Gawain" (Child 31)
* 3967. "King Henry" (Child 32)
* 3968. "The Laily Worm and the Machrel of the Sea" (Child 36)
* 3969. "Sir Aldingar" (Child 59)
* 3970. "King Estmere" (Child 60)
* 3971. "Old Robin of Portingale" (Child 80)
* 3972. "The Bonny Birdy" (Child 82)
* 3973. "Will Stewart and John" (Child 107)
* 3974. "Christopher White" (Child 108)
* 3975. "Crow and Pie" (Child 111)
* 3976. "Robyn and Gandeleyn" (Child 115)
* 3977. "Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne" (Child 118)
* 3978. "Robin Hood and the Monk" (Child 119)
* 3979. "Robin Hood and the Potter" (Child 121)
* 3980. "Robin Hood and the Butcher" (Child 122)
* 3981. "The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield" (Child 124)
* 3982. "Robin Hood and the Tinker" (Child 127)
* 3983. "Robin Hood and the Prince of Aragon" (Child 129)
* 3984. "Robin Hood and the Scotchman" (Child 130)
* 3985. "Robin Hood and the Shepherd" (Child 135)
* 3986. "Robin Hood's Delight" (Child 136)
* 3987. "Robin Hood and the Pedlars" (Child 137)
* 3988. "Little John A Begging" (Child 142)
* 3989. "Robin Hood's Chase" (Child 146)
* 3990. "Robin Hood's Golden Prize" (Child 147)
* 3991. "Robin Hood's Birth, Breeding, Valor and Marriage" (Child 149)
* 3992. "Robin Hood and Maid Marian" (Child 150)
* 3993. "The King's Disguise, and Friendship with Robin Hood" (Child 151)
* 3994. "Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow" (Child 152)
* 3995. "Robin Hood and the Valiant Knight" (Child 153)
* 3996. "A True Tale of Robin Hood" (Child 154)
* 3997. "Hugh Spencer's Feats in France" (Child 158)
* 3998. "Durham Ford" (Child 159)
* 3999. "The Knight of Liddesdale" (Child 160)
* 4000. "Sir John Butler" (Child 165)
* 4001. "The Rose of England" (Child 166)
* 4002. "Thomas Cromwell" (Child 171)
* 4003. "Musselburgh Field" (Child 172)
* 4004. "Earl Bothwell" (Child 174)
* 4005. "The Rising of the North" (Child 175)
* 4006. "Northumberland Betrayed By Douglas" (Child 176)
* 4007. "The Earl of Westmoreland" (Child 177)
* 4008. "Rookhope Ryde" (Child 179)
* 4009. "King James and Brown" (Child 180)
* 4010. "Willie MacIntosh" (Child 183)
* 4011. "The Lads of Wamphray" (Child 184)
* 4012. "Dick o the Cow" (Child 185)
* 4013. "Kinmont Willie" (Child 186)
* 4014. "Hobie Noble" (Child 189)
* 4015. "Lord Maxwell's Last Goodnight" (Child 195)
* 4016. "The Battle of Philiphaugh" (Child 202)
* 4017. "The Baron of Brackley" (Child 203)
* 4018. "Loudon Hill" (Child 205)
* 4019. "The Lady of Arngosk" (Child 224)
* 4020. "The Slaughter of the Laird of Mellerstain" (Child 230)
* 4021. "The Coble o Cargill" (Child 242)
* 4022. "James Hatley" (Child 244)
* 4023. "Lady Elspat" (Child 247)
* 4024. "Lord Thomas Stuart" (Child 259)
* 4025. "Earl Rothes" (Child 297)
* 4192. "Tom Dooley"
* 4209. "Shortnin' Bread"
* 4221. "Cod Liver Oil"
* 4299. "Take This Hammer"
* 4427. "Feller from Fortune"
* 4439. "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep"
* 4456. "Shady Grove"
* 4501. "Yankee Doodle"
* 4542. "The Badger Drive"
* 4556. "Uncle Sam's Farm"
* 4704. "Barnacle Bill"
* 4746. "Old Settler's Song"
* 4796. "The Sash" ("The Hat My Father Wore")
* 4801. "Star of the County Down"
* 4826. "There Was a Crooked Man"
* 4833. "Johnston's Motor Car"
* 4836. "Good Ship Venus"
* 4837. "I Used to Work in Chicago"
* 4957. "I Wish I Was a Mole In the Ground"
* 4998. "The Vicar of Bray"
* 5234. "Banna Strand"
* 5249. "Pop Goes the Weasel"
* 5439. "Wade in the Water"
* 5517. "Ye Jacobites by Name" (Hogg 34)
* 5701. "I Know Where I'm Going"
* 5723. "Darlin' Cory"
* 6287. "Kate Dalrymple"
* 6294. "Auld Lang Syne"
* 6364 "Midnight Special"
* 6487. "Little Bo Peep"
* 6562. "Annan Water" (Child 215 App.)
* 6739. "The George Aloe and the Sweepstake" (Child 285)
* 6740. "Young Andrew" (Child 48)
* 7052. "Charming Betsy"
* 7501. "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"
* 7622. "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
* 7899. "Polly Put the Kettle On"
* 7925. "Ring a Ring O'Roses"
* 7992. "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum"
* 8136. "Éamonn an Chnoic (Ned of the Hill)"
* 8187. "Braes o' Killiecrankie"
* 8194. "Lyke-Wake Dirge"
* 8460. "Over the Hills and Far Away (traditional)"
* 9266. "Down by the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men)"
* 9634. "The Rising of the Moon"
* 9435. "Leaving of Liverpool"
* 9598. "The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond"
* 9618. "Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire"
* 9753. "Mursheen Durkin"

Over 10,000

* 10055. "Shorty George" (He Was a Friend of Mine)
* 10056. "See See Rider"
* 10062. "Take a Whiff On Me"
* 10075. "Gospel Plow"
* 10124. "Eskimo Nell"
* 10259. "Do Your Balls Hang Low?"
* 10266. "Jack and Jill"
* 10493. "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball"
* 10499. "D-Day Dodgers"
* 10531. "Glorious" (Drunk Last Night)
* 11284. "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe"
* 11659. "Ain't It a Shame"
* 11668. "Black Betty"
* 11681. "Goodnight, Irene"
* 11684. "Grey Goose"
* 11924. "Come By Here" "(Kumbaya)"
* 12598. "The Monkeys Have No Tails in Zamboanga"
* 12675. "The Saucy Arethusa"
* 12682. "Early One Morning"
* 12983. "Rub-a-dub-dub"
* 13026. "Humpty Dumpty"
* 13027. "Little Jack Horner"
* 13028. "See Saw Margery Daw"
* 13190. "Oranges and Lemons"
* 13191. "Sing a Song of Sixpence"
* 13711. "Wee Willie Winkie"
* 13849. "Bluebells of Scotland"
* 15472. "Do Your Ears Hang Low?"
* 16898. "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks"
* 16932. "Molly Malone"
* 16962. "Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant Major"
* 17774. "The Music Man"
* 18669. "Good Old Mountain Dew"
* 18830. "Beam of Oak"
* 19019. "Coulters Candy"
* 19132. "There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe"
* 19334. "Old Mother Hubbard"
* 19478. "Hey Diddle Diddle"
* 19532. "Georgie Porgie"
* 19536. "Lucy Locket"
* 19621. "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son"
* 19626. "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary"
* 19639. "Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross"
* 19712. "Doctor Foster"
* 19777. "Simple Simon"
* 19808. "On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at"
* 20174. "In marble halls", also "In marble walls"
* 20605. "Little Miss Muffet"
* 21449. "Pay Me My Money Down"

ee also

* Child Ballads

External links

* [http://library.efdss.org Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Online] featuring the complete Roud Folk Song Index
* [http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/BalladSearch.html The Traditional Ballad Index at California State University, Fresno] featuring the first 5000 entries of the Roud Folk Song Index
* [http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/carpenter/aboutproj.html University of Sheffield] Searchable index of James Madison Carpenter's collection
* [http://maxhunter.missouristate.edu/ Missouri State University] Searchable index of the Max Hunter collection


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