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mention of the sweetheart until the conclusion of the ballad. Mrs. Smith sang her version (B) to the accompaniment of the guitar which possibly may account for the harmonic character of the tune.
No. 12. Young Beichan.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 53. Gavin Greig's Folk-Song of the North-East, i., art. 78, ii., art. 112. Logan's Pedlar's Pack of Ballads, p. 11. Broadsides by Pitts, Catnach and Jackson. Miss Burne's Shropshire Folk-Lore, p. 547. Garret's Merrie Book of Garlands, vol. iii.
Texts with tunes:—Kinloch's Ancient Scottish Ballads, p. 260 (tune in Appendix). Child, v., 415. Christie's Traditional Ballad Airs, i., pp. 8 and 31. Northumbrian Minstrelsy, p. 64. Kidson's Traditional Tunes, p. 33. English County Songs, p. 62. Folk Songs from Somerset, No. 65. Journal of the Folk-Song Society, i., 240; iii., 192-200.
American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xviii., 209; xx., 251; xxii., 64 and 78 (tune only). Wyman and Brockway's Lonesome Tunes, p. 58.
No. 13. The Cherry Tree Carol.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 54. Hone's Ancient Mysteries Described, p. 90.
Gavin Greig's Folk-Song of the North-East, ii., art. 160. Texts with tunes:—Husk's Songs of the Nativity, p. 194. English Folk-Carols, Nos. 3
and 4. Journal of the Folk-Song Society, iii., 260; v., II and 321.
No. 14. Fair Annie.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 62.
No. 15. Young Hunting.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 68.
Text with tune:—Child, v., 416.
American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xx., 252.
Compare "And you shall have the cheers of a cherry cold girl" of D. 4 with "Ye shall hae cheer, an charcoal clear" in Child's version K. 4.
No. 16. Lord Thomas and Fair Ellinor.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 73. Broadside by Catnach. Miss Burne's Shrop­shire Folk-Lore, p. 545.
Texts with tunes:—Kidson's Traditional Tunes, p. 40. English County Songs, p. 42. Mrs. Leather's Folk-Lore of Herefordshire, p. 200. Sandys's Christmas Carols, tune 18. Journal of the Folk-Song Society, ii., 105; v., 130. Rimbault's Musical Illus­trations to Percy's Reliques, p. 94.
American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xviii., 128 (one tune); xix., 235; xx., 254; xxviii., 152. One Hundred English Folk-Songs (Ditson), No. 28 (with tune).
No. 17. Fair Margaret and Sweet William.
Texts without tunes:—Child, No. 74. Ashton's Century of Ballads, p. 345.
Texts with tunes:—Christie's Traditional Ballad Airs, i., 117. Journal of the Folk-Song Society, ii., 289; iii., 64. Folk-Songs of England, L, No. 14. Rimbault's Musical Illustrations to Percy's Reliques, pp. 117 and 118.
American variants:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xix., 281; xxiii., 381; xxviii., 154. Wyman and Brockway's Lonesome Tunes, p. 94. Musical Quarterly, January, 1916, p. 18.






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