100 English Folksongs (Sharp, Cecil)

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Arranger Cecil Sharp, piano accompaniment
Editor Cecil Sharp
Publisher. Info. The Musicians Library
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1916.
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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., Ltd., n.d.
Co-issue: Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1916. Plate 14621, 14804.
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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., Ltd., n.d.
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Work Title 100 English Folksongs
Alternative. Title One Hundred English Folksongs; English Folk Songs
Composer Sharp, Cecil
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 100 songs:
  • Ballads:
1. Henry Martin
2. Bruton Town
3. The knight and the shepherd's daughter
4. Robin Hood and the Tanner
5. The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies
6. Lord Bateman
7. Barbara Ellen
8. Little Sir Hugh
9. Geordie
10. Lady Maisry
11. The outlandish knight
12. The coasts of High Barbary
13. The cruel mother
14. The golden vanity
15. Lord Thomas of Winesberry
16. The green wedding
17. The briery bush
18. Lord Rendal
19. Blow away the morning dew
20. The two magicians
21. The Duke of Bedford
22. Death and the Lady
23. The low, low lands of Holland
24. The unquiet grave, or, Cold blows the wind
25. The trees they do grow high
26. Lord Lovel
27. False Lamkin
28. Lord Thomas and the fair Ellinor
29. The death of Queen Jane
  • Songs:
30. Farewell, Nancy
31. Sweet Kitty
32. The crystal spring
33. The seeds of love
34. The sprig of thyme
35. The cuckoo
36. Blackbirds and thrushes
37. The drowned lover
38. The sign of the Bonny Blue Bell
39. O Waly, Waly
40. Green bushes
41. Bedlam
42. The bold fisherman
43. The rambling sailor
44. Dabbling in the dew
45. The saucy sailor
46. Fanny Blair
47. Arise, arise
48. Searching for lambs
49. Green broom
50. The bonny lighter boy
51. The sweet primeroses
52. My bonny, bonny boy
53a. As I walked through the meadows (First version)
53b. As I walked through the meadows (Second version)
54. Erin's lovely home
55. The true lover's farewell
56. High Germany
57. Sweet lovely Joan
58. My boy Willie
59. Whistle, daughter, whistle
60. Mowing the barley
61. I'm seventeen come Sunday
62. The lark in the moon
63. Hares on the mountains
64. O Sally, my dear
65. Gently, Johnny, my Jingalo
66. The keys of Canterbury
67. My man John
68. O No, John!
69. The brisk young bachelor
70. Ruggleton's daughter of Iero
71. William Taylor
72. Sweet William
73. The watchet sailor
74. Scarborough Fair
75. Brimbledon Fair, or, Young Ramble-away
76. Bridgwater Fair
77. The crabfish
78. The beggar
79. The keeper
80. The three sons
81. Jack Hall
82. Driving away at the smoothing iron
83. The robber
84. John Barleycorn
85. Poor old horse
86. Botany Bay
87. Admiral Benbow
88. Bold Nelson's praise
89. Spanish ladies
90. The ship in distress
91. Come all you worthy Christian men
92. Wassail song
93. It's a rosebud in June
94. A brisk young sailor
95. The sheep-shearing
  • Accumulative:
96. The twelve days of Christmas
97. The Ten Commandments
98. The tree in the wood
99. The barley-mow
100. One man shall mow my meadow
First Publication. 1916 – Boston: Oliver Ditson Co. / London: Novello & Co.
Librettist Traditional
Language English
Dedication To Mrs. James Jackson Storrow
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano (arranged)