The Ballad Tree: A Study of British and American Ballads, Their Folklore, Verse and Music, Together with Sixty Traditional Ballads and Their Tunes

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CONTENTS
CHAPTERPAGE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSv
NOTEvi
INTRODUCTION3
1 ROBIN HOOD BALLADS11
2 HISTORICAL BALLADS41
3 BORDER RAID BALLADS55
4 ROMANTIC BALLADS77
5 REFLECTIONS OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN BALLADS124
6 THE BALLAD AND THE NURSERY158
7 CHRISTIAN ELEMENTS IN THE BALLADS176
8 THEORIES OF ORIGIN193
9 MINSTREL AND BROADSIDE BALLADS206
10 THE ENGLISH BALLAD REVIVAL IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AND BISHOP PERCY223
11 THE SCOTTISH REVIVAL AND SIR WALTER SCOTT236
12 FRANCIS JAMES CHILD250
13 CECIL SHARP260
14 SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF FOLK TUNES275
15 AMERICAN FOLK SONGS AND SINGERS285
16 THE LITERARY BALLAD309
APPENDIX--EXAMPLES OF LITERARY BALLADS327
BIBLIOCRAPHY353
INDEX OF BALLAD AND SONG TITLES361
INDEX OF FIRST LINES365
INDEX OF NAMES AND SUBJECTS367

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