The ballad tree : a study of British and American ballads, their folklore, verse and music, together with sixty traditional ballads and their tunes / by Evelyn Kendrick Wells.

New York : Ronald Press Co., [1950] .

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Subjects Ballades américaines.
Ballades anglaises.
Ballads, English -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Ballads, English -- Great Britain.
Ballads, English -- United States -- History and criticism.
Ballads, English -- United States.
Ballads, English.
Chansons anglaises -- États-Unis.
Chansons anglaises.
Great Britain.
United States.
Description ix, 370 pages : illustrations, plates, music, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1950]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-360) and index.
Staff notation.
Contents Introduction -- Robin Hood ballads -- Historical ballads -- Border raid ballads -- Romantic ballads -- Reflections of the supernatural in ballads -- The ballad and the nursery -- Christian elements in the ballads -- Theories of origin -- Minstrel and broadside ballads -- The English ballad revival in the eighteenth century and Bishop Percy -- The Scottish revival and Sir Walter Scott -- Francis James Child -- Cecil Sharp -- Some characteristics of folk tunes -- American folk songs and singers -- The literary ballad -- Appendix : Examples of literary ballads.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)398418
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wells, Evelyn K.,
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