The Scottish Ballads - Alive and Singing!


Alive and Singing!
Follow these links to full lists of ballads by Number and Title with many complete ballad texts. Francis J Child's newly republished The English and Scottish Popular Ballads is available for sale at Springthyme Book Sales.
The Ballads: [Scotland's Ballad Site]
Child Republished: [Book Sales]
By Number: [Child Ballads by Number]
By Title: [Child Ballads by Title]
Francis James Child: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Numerical List
This is the complete numerical list of ballads as published by Francis James Child in his five volume compilation of traditional ballads with the ballad titles as given by Child. To find a ballad by title go to the Child Ballads by Title page. NOTE: Ballad texts are being added and many of the links are not yet active!

Child Ballads by Number
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 Randal
#13: Edward
#14: Babylon or The Bonnie Banks o Fordie
#15: Leesome Brand
#16: Sheath and Knife
#17: Hind Horn
#18: Sir Lionel
#19: King Orfeo
#20: The Cruel Mother
#21: The Maid and the Palmer
#22: Saynt Stephen and Herode
#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
#38: The Wee Wee Man
#39: Tam Lin
#40: The Queen of Elfan's Nourice
#41: Hind Etin
#42: Clerk Colvill
#43: The Broomfield Hill
#44: The Twa 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: Childe Waters
#64: Fair Janet
#65: Lady Maisry
#66: Lord Ingram and Chiel Wyet
#67: Glasgerion
#68: Young Hunting
#69: Clerk Saunders
#70: Willie and Lady Maisry
#71: The Bent Sae Brown
#72: The Clerk's Twa Sons o Owsensford
#73: Lord Thomas and Fair 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 the Lady Barnard
#82: The Bonny Birdy
#83: Child Maurice
#84: 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: The Baffled Knight
#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 Hode and thee 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: Sir Andrew Barton
#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 of Murray
#182: The Laird o Logie
#183: Willie Macintosh or Burning of Auchindoun
#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: Fire of Frendraught
#197: James Grant
#198: Bonny John Seton
#199: The 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 Drumclog
#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 Jaffray
#222: Bonny Baby Livingston
#223: Eppie 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: The Friar 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 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

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