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When the learned first gave serious attention to popular ballads,
from the time of Percy to that of Scott, they laboured under
certain disabilities. The Comparative Method was scarcely
understood, and was little practised. Editors were content to
study the ballads of their own countryside, or, at most, of Great
Britain. Teutonic and Northern parallels to our ballads were then
adduced, as by Scott and Jamieson. It was later that the ballads
of Europe, from the Faroes to Modern Greece, were compared with our
own, with European MARCHEN, or children's tales, and with the
popular songs, dances, and traditions of classical and savage
peoples. The results of this more recent comparison may be briefly
stated. Poetry begins, as Aristotle says, in improvisation. Every
man is his own poet, and, in moments of stronge motion, expresses
himself in song. A typical example is the Song of Lamech in
Genesis -


Sir Patrick Spens
Battle Of Otterbourne
Tam Lin
Thomas The Rhymer
"Sir Hugh; Or The Jew's Daughter"
Son Davie! Son Davie!
The Wife Of Usher's Well
The Twa Corbies
The Bonnie Earl Moray
Clerk Saunders
Waly, Waly
Love Gregor; Or, The Lass Of Lochroyan
The Queen's Marie
Kinmont Willie
Jamie Telfer
The Douglas Tragedy
The Bonny Hind
Young Bicham
The Loving Ballad Of Lord Bateman
The Bonnie House O' Airly
Rob Roy
The Battle Of Killie-Crankie
Annan Water
The Elphin Nourrice
Johnnie Armstrang
Edom O' Gordon
Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament
Jock O The Side
Lord Thomas And Fair Annet
Fair Annie
The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow
Sir Roland
Rose The Red And White Lily
The Battle Of Harlaw - Evergreen Version
Traditionary Version
Dickie Macphalion
A Lyke-Wake Dirge
The Laird Of Waristoun
May Colven
Johnie Faa
Hobbie Noble
The Twa Sisters
Mary Ambree
Alison Gross
The Heir Of Lynne
Gordon Of Brackley
Edward, Edward
Young Benjie
Auld Maitland
The Broomfield Hill
Willie's Ladye
Robin Hood And The Monk
Robin Hood And The Potter
Robin Hood And The Butcher
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