The British Broadside Ballad and its Music

SIMPSON, Claude M.

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An incomparable resource on the topic of early British ballads and their evolution. Simpson has done extensive research on the subject, expanding on previous work by William Chappell, presenting us with a comprehensive catalogue of ballads (540 tunes reproduced), cross-referenced by title and first lines, and with information on their earliest appearances, alternate versions and the melodies to which they were sung. Index of authors, composers, publishers and collectors as well as an index of titles, first lines, tune names and refrains.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1966
  • Place Published: New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxxiii, 922 p. 25 cm. Grey and red hardcover with gilt lettering on spine. Dustjacket has some wear. Pages 233-6 joined at the bottom edge. Otherwise in pristine condition, pages all crisp and clean.

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