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]
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By Number: [Child Ballads by Number]
By Title: [Child Ballads by Title]
Francis James Child: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Alphabetical List
This is an alphabetical listing of ballads with their numbers as published by Francis James Child in his five volume compilation of traditional ballads. The index lists ballads under their original titles as well as under other popular, alternative names. To find a ballad text go to the Child Ballads by Number page.

Child Ballads by Title

Adam Bell, Clim Of The Clough and William Of Cloudesly #116
Alison And Willie #256
Allison Gross #35
Amang The Blue Flowers And Yellow #25
Andrew Lammie #233
Archie O Cawfield #188
Auld Matrons #249
Babylon or The Bonnie Banks of Fordie #14
Baffled Knight, The #112
Bailiff's Daughter Of Islington, The #105
Banks of Airdrie, The #14
Barbara Allan #84
Barbara Ellen #84
Barbary Allen #84
Baron O Leys, The #241
Baron Of Brackley, The #203
Battle Of Harlaw, The #163
Battle Of Otterburn, The #161
Battle Of Philiphaugh, The #202
Beggar Man, The #279 (appendix)
Beggar-Laddie, The #280
Bent Sae Brown, The #71
Bessy Bell And Mary Gray #201
Bewick And Graham #211
Binnorie #10
Blancheflour And Jellyflorice #300
Bold Pedlar And Robin Hood, The #132
Bonnie Annie #24
Bonnie Banks of Fordie, The #14
Bonnie House O Airlie, The #199
Bonnie George Campbell #210
Bonnie James Campbell #210
Bonnie Lizie Baillie #227
Bonny Baby Livingston #222
Bonny Barbara Allan #84
Bonny Bee Hom #92
Bonny Birdy, The #82
Bonny Earl Of Murray, The #181
Bonny Hind, The #50
Bonny John Seton #198
Bonny Lass Of Anglesey, The #220
Bothwell Bridge #206
Boy And The Mantle, The #29
Braes O Yarrow, The #214
Broom Of Cowdenknows, The #217
Broomfield Hill, The #43
Broomfield Wager, The #43
Broughty Wa's #258
Brown Adam #98
Brown Girl, The #295
Brown Robin #97
Brown Robyn's Confession #57
Burd Ellen And Young Tamlane #28
Burd Isabel And Earl Patrick #257
Castle Ha's Daughter #52
Captain Car Or Edom O Gordon #178
Captain Ward And The Rainbow #287
Captain Wedderburn's Courtship #46
Carnal And The Crane, The #55
Charlie Macpherson #234
Cherry Tree Carol, The #54
Child Brenton #5
Childe Owlet #291
Child Maurice #83
Child Owlet #291
Child Waters #63
Christopher White #108
Clerk Colvill #42
Clerk Saunders #69
Clerk's Twa Sons O Owsenford, The #72
Clyde's Water #216
Coble O Cargill, The #242
Cospatrick #5
Crafty Farmer, The #283
Crow And Pie #111
Cruel Brother, The #11
Cruel Mother, The #20
Death Of Parcy Reed, The #193
Death Of Queen Jane, The #170
Dick O The Cow #185
Dives And Lazarus #56
Dowie Dens O Yarrow, The #214
Douglas Tragedy, The #7
Drumclog #205
Dugall Quinn #294
Duke Of Athole's Nurse, The #212
Duke Of Gordon's Daughter, The #237
Durham Field #159
Earl Bothwell #174
Earl Brand #7
Earl Crawford #229
Earl Of Aboyne, The #235
Earl Of Errol, The #231
Earl Of Mar's Daughter, The #270
Earl Of Westmoreland, The #177
Earl Rothes #297
Edward #13
Elfin Knight, The #2
Eppie Morrie #223
Erlinton #8
Fair Annie #62
Fair Flower Of Northumberland, The #9
Fair Janet #64
Fair Margaret And Sweet William #74
Fair Mary Of Wallington #91
False Lover Won Back, The #218
Famous Flower Of Servingmen, The #106
Farmer's Curst Wife, The #278
Fause Foodrage #89
Fause Knight Upon The Road, The #3
Fine Flowers In The Valley #20
Fire Of Frendraught, The #196
Flodden Field #168
Friar In The Well, The #276
Gaberlunzie-Man, The #279 (appendix)
Gardener, The #219
Gay Goshawk, The #96
Geordie #209
George Aloe And The Sweepstake. The #285
Gest Of Robyn Hode, A #117
Get Up And Bar The Door #275
Gil Brenton #5
Glasgerion #67
Glasgow Peggie #228
Glenlogie Or Jean O Bethelnie #238
Golden Vanity, The #286
Great Silkie Of Sule Skerry, The #113
Grey Cock, The #248
Gude Wallace #157
Gypsy Laddie, The #200>
Heir Of Linne, The #267
Henry Martyn #250
Hind Etin #41
Hind Horn #17
Hobie Noble #189
Holy Nunnery, The #303
Hugh Spencer's Feats In France #158
Hughie Grame #191
Hunting Of The Cheviot, The #162
I'll Lie Neist The Wa #46
James Grant #197
James Harris (The Daemon Lover) #243
James Hatley #244
Jamie Douglas #204
Jamie Telfer Of The Fair Dodhead #190
Jellon Grame #90
Jock O The Side #187
Jock The Leg And The Merry Merchant #282
John Dory #284
John Of Hazelgreen #293
John Thomson And The Turk #266
Johnie Armstrong #169
Johnie Cock #114
Johnny o Braidislee # 114
Johnny o Graidie # 114
Johnie Scot #99
Jolly Beggar, The #279
Jolly Pinder Of Wakefield, The #124
Judas #23
Katharine Jaffray #221
Keach I The Creel, The #281
Kemp Owyne #34
Kempy Kay #33
King Arthur And King Cornwall #30
King Edward And A Tanner Of Tamworth #273
King Estmere #60
King Henry #32
King Henry Fifth's Conquest Of France #164
King James And Brown #180
King John And The Bishop #45
King Orfeo #19
King's Disguise And Friendship With Robin Hood, The #151
King's Dochter Lady Jean, The #52
Kinmont Willie #186
Kitchie-Boy, The #252
Knight And Shepherd's Daughter, The #110
Knight Of Liddersdale, The #160
Knight's Ghost, The #265
Lads Of Wamphray, The #184
Lady Alice #85
Lady Diamond #269
Lady Elspat #247
Lady Isabel #261
Lady Isabel And The Elf-Knight #4
Lady Maisry #65
Laily Worm And The Machrel Of The Sea, The #36
Laird O Drum, The #236
Laird O Logie, The #182
Laird O Rosslyn's Daughter, The #46
Laird Of Wariston, The #194
Lamkin #93
Lang Johnny More #251
Lass Of Roch Royal, The #76
Leesome Brand #15
Lishen Brand #15
Little John A Begging #142
Little Musgrave And Lady Barnard #81
Lizie Lindsay #226
Lizie Wan #51
Lochmaben Harper, The #192
Lord Bateman #53
Lord Brangwill #5
Lord Delamere #207
Lord Derwentwater #208
Lord Dingwall #5
Lord Donald #12
Lord Ingram And Chiel Wyet #66
Lord Livingston #262
Lord Lovel #75
Lord Lundy #254
Lord Maxwell's Last Goodnight #195
Lord Of Lorn And The False Steward #271
Lord Randal #12
Lord Seaton And Auchanachie #239
Lord Thomas And Fair Annet #73
Lord Thomas And Lady Margaret #260
Lord Thomas Stuart #259
Lord William #254
Loudon Hill #205
Maid And The Palmer, The #21
Maid Freed From The Gallows, The #95
Marriage Of Sir Gawain, The #31
Mary Hamilton #173
May Colven #4
Mermaid, The #289
Mill o Tifty's Annie #233
Mother's Malison, The #216
Musselburgh Field #172
New Slain Knight, The #263
Noble Fisherman, The (Robin Hood's Preferment) #148
Northumberland Betrayed By Douglas #176
Old Robin Of Portingale #80
Our Goodman #274
Outlaw Murray, The #305
Outlandish Knight, The #4
Prince Heathen #104
Prince Robert #87
Proud Lady Margaret #47
Queen Eleanor's Confession #156
Queen Of Elfans Nourice, The #40
Queen Of Scotland, The #301
Rantin Laddie, The #240
Rare Willie Drowned In Yarrow (The Water O Gamrie) #215
Redesdale And Wise William #246
Richie Story #232
Riddles Wisely Expounded #1
Rising In The North, The #175
Rob Roy #224
Robin Hood And Allen A Dale #138
Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne #118
Robin Hood And Little John #125
Robin Hood And Maid Marian #150
Robin Hood And Queen Katherine #145
Robin Hood And The Beggar - I #133
Robin Hood And The Beggar - II #134
Robin Hood And The Bishop #143
Robin Hood And The Bishop Of Hereford #144
Robin Hood And The Butcher #122
Robin Hood And The Curtal Friar #123
Robin Hood And The Golden Arrow #152
Robin Hood And The Monk #119
Robin Hood And The Pedlar #132
Robin Hood And The Pedlars #137
Robin Hood And The Potter #121
Robin Hood And The Prince Of Aragon #129
Robin Hood And The Ranger #131
Robin Hood And The Scotchman #130
Robin Hood And The Shepherd #135
Robin Hood And The Tanner #126
Robin Hood And The Tinker #127
Robin Hood And The Valiant Knight #153
Robin Hood, John Scarlock And Three Keepers #136
Robin Hood Newly Revived #128
Robin Hood Rescuing Three Squires #140
Robin Hood Rescuing Will Stutley #141
Robin Hood's Birth, Breeding, Valor And Marriage #149
Robin Hood's Chase #146
Robin Hood's Death #120
Robin Hood's Delight #136
Robin Hood's Golden Prize #147
Robin Hood's Progress To Nottingham #139
Robyn And Gandeleyn #115
Rookhope Ryde #179
Rose Of England, The #166
Rose The Red And White Lily #103
Samaritan Woman, The #21
Saw You My Father? #248
Sheath And Knife #16
Sir Aldingar #59
Sir Andrew Barton #167
Sir Cawline #61
Sir Hugh And The Jew's Daughter #155
Sir James The Rose #213
Sir John Butler #165
Sir Lionel #18
Sir Patrick Spens #58
Slaughter Of The Lord Of Mellerstain, The #230
Son Come Tell It Unto Me #13
Son David #13
St Stephen And Herod #22
Suffolk Miracle, The #272
Swans Swin Sae Bonnie, The #10
Sweet Trinity, The #286
Sweet William's Ghost #77
Tam Lin #39
Tamlane #39
Thomas O Yonderdale #253
Thomas Cromwell #171
Thomas Rymer #37
Thomas The Rhymer #37
Three Ravens, The #26
Tom Potts #109
Trooper And Maid #299
True Tale Of Robin Hood, A #154
Twa Brothers, The #49
Twa Corbies, The #26
Twa Knights, The #268
Twa Magicians, The #44
Twa Sisters, The #10
Unquiet Grave, The #78
Walter Lesly #296
Wee Wee Man, The #38
West Country Damosel's Complaint, The #292
White Fisher, The #264
Whummil Bore, The #27
Wife Of Usher's Well, The #79
Wife Wrapt In Wether's Skin, The #277
Will Stewart And John #107
Willie O Douglas Dale #101
Willie O Winsbury #100
Willie And Earl Richard's Daughter #102
Willie And Lady Maisry #70
Willie Macintosh #183
Willie's Fatal Visit #255
Willie's Lady #6
Willie's Lyke-Wake #25
Wylie Wife Of The Hie Toun Hie, The #290
Young Allan #245
Young Andrew #48
Young Bearwell #302
Young Beichan #53
Young Benjie #86
Young Earl Of Essex's Victory Over The Emperor Of Germany, The #288
Young Hunting #68
Young Johnstone #88
Young Peggy #298
Young Ronald #304
Young Waters #94

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