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A Book of Old English Ballads by George Wharton Edwards

LibriVox logoGeorge Wharton Edwards (1859-1950)
In this selection… the aim has been to bring within moderate compass a collection of these songs of the people which should fairly represent the range, the descriptive felicity, the dramatic power, and the genuine poetic feeling of a body of verse which is still, it is to be feared, unfamiliar to a large number of those to whom it would bring refreshment and delight. (Summary from introduction).

My contribution to this collaborative effort is “Section 02 – King Cophetua and the Beggar-Maid”.
http://www.archive.org/download/book_old_english_ballads_1007_librivox/oldenglishballads_02_edwards_64kb.mp3″Running time=5m 54s (mp3@64kb)

and “Section 09 – Barbara Allen’s Cruelty”
http://www.archive.org/download/book_old_english_ballads_1007_librivox/oldenglishballads_09_edwards_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 52s (mp3@64kb)

Download locations:
Section 02 – King Cophetua and the Beggar-Maid
mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.

Section 09 – Barbara Allen’s Cruelty
mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.

The book can also be found at this location.

Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (74MB@64kb). Total running time is 2h 34m.

Chapter List of “A Book of Old English Ballads”

Section – Title Reader
00 – Introduction Dormouse3
01 – Chevy Chace susanfrom
02 – King Cophetua and the Beggar-Maid ravenotation
03 – King Leir and his Three Daughters Raldage
04 – Fair Rosamond Nunc
05 – Phillida and Corydon ppcunningham
06 – Fair Margaret and Sweet William Storywizard
07 – Annan Water ppcunningham
08 – The Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington RuthieG
09 – Barbara Allen’s Cruelty ravenotation
10 – The Douglas Tragedy LenXZ1
11 – Young Waters LenXZ1
12 – Flodden Field Raldage
13 – Helen of Kirkconnell Nunc
14 – Robin Hood and Allen-a-Dale lizzaranka
15 – Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne ppcunningham
16 – Robin Hood’s Death and Burial Peter Why
17 – The Twa Corbies LenXZ1
18 – Waly, Waly, Love be Bonny Jamie
19 – The Nut-brown Maid Dormouse3
20 – The Fause Lover Kalynda
21 – The Mermaid susanfrom
22 – The Battle of Otterburn Storywizard
23 – The Lament of the Border Widow susanfrom
24 – The Banks o’ Yarrow Nunc
25 – Hugh of Lincoln drewmac1953
26 – Sir Patrick Spens drewmac1953

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