Project Idea: Ballads

Since music and singing were invented, people have been telling stories in song, and the English ballad tradition is an amazing resource to draw on for a project.

Research Tip: The definitive collection of ballads is by Francis Child, online at Sacred Texts, and you can find out more about Child and the ballads at Wikipedia. Many of the ballads have articles at Wikipedia, and you can find a list of those here: List of the Child Ballads. There are also some great books at the Freebookapalooza: Stories From the Ballads by Mary MacGregor, A Collection of Ballads by Andrew Lang, The Book of Old English Ballads by George Wharton Edwards, and A Book of Old Ballads by Beverley Nichols.

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