as a young Red Foley. Also numerous airs were obtained and learned by the Seniors. Henry, Wolf and Hunter (see The Traditional Ballad Index ). The version in Louise Pound's American Ballads And Songs is a "text transcribed by Mrs. It was called the Demon of the Sea and was to the tune of The Brave Old Oak.'. 35, source: The Internet Archive Review of John Whitaker's "The Robin's Petition" in: The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, 2nd Ser., Vol. Half frantic he tore his gray hair One thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, And the tears down his cheeks they did pour. 61 ) called it "one of the pleasing novelties of the day" and 10 months later the same publication (Vol. In the catalog of the British Library these broadsides are dated as from "1829?" (see Copac ). In 1852 he published a book called The Minstrel's Gift, Containing Songs And Ballads; Also, Melodies For The Flute Or Violin including a collection of some his works and a list of the songs and instrumental pieces he had published so far (. Online collections databases used allegro Catalogue Of Broadside Ballads (Bodleian Library, Oxford) the same content is now available at BBO m American Memory, Performing Arts, Music: 33 collections (Library Of Congress) BBO Broadside Ballads Online from the Bodleian Libraries see also allegro British Book Trade. America Singing: 19th Century Song Sheets.
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Popular enough in the streets and at the lower-class theatres and concert-rooms". It was not uncommon to print new songs with popular oldies and these two sheets look like a typical example for this practice. 100 WLS Barn Dance Favorites, Chicago 1935 (original key D) I: The melody of "Mary of The Wild Moor" from Carl Sandburg, American Songbag, 1927,. His manner was exactly that which the masses could thoroughly appreciate." (Henderson 1910,. This one seems to have been the first "Mary" printed in folkloristic context - here besides older ballads like "Barbara Allen" and "Cambric Shirt" - but with a quite limited distribution as it was in a High School yearbook. 466 (original key F, here transposed to D). But the listeners and readers of that era surely didn't have any problems understanding this ballad.