The first edition of The English and Scottish Popular Ballads was limited to 1000 copies and was printed at the Riverside Press, part of the Harvard University Press, between the years 1882 and 1898. The set of books used for imaging this digital edition (imprint 196 of 1000) comprised Andrew Carnegie’s personal set, preserved in near-mint condition and held at his estate at Skibo in the Scottish Highlands. Each volume contains Carnegie’s “Let There Be Light” bookplate on the inside front cover and his hand-written initials on the first verso. carnegie This set has been described as: “Ten parts (books) in five volumes large quarto (280 x 197 mm) format. There is an engraved portrait frontispiece of the editor, Francis James Child, in parts 1,3,5,7, and 9. The set was bound by Zaehnsdorf’s in contemporary polished tan calf, with a triple gilt ruled border on the covers, red and blue leather title labels and intricate gilt-tooled compartments on spines, e.g. Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1882-1898.” Five other sets of the original cloth-bound edition and several copies of the 1965 Dover Publications paper-bound edition were used as references in the development and proofreading processes.All paper copies of The English and Scottish Popular Ballads used in the development of this digital edition were generously loaned to the project by private collectors in New York, Connecticut, and California.Button Text
Building Heritage Collectors Digital Editions
Founded in 2001, Heritage Muse Publishing began as an ePublishing company for the express purpose of building and offering a quality digital library of folk music and literature to public and private libraries, academic institutions, scholars, folklorists, performers, and hobbyists. At founder David M. Kleiman's death in 2014, the company was acquired by Sheridan Street Hosting LLC and began operating as Heritage Muse Publishing Publishing. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (digital edition) was the first in a series of linked and cross-indexed digital text and audio publications under the The Heritage Collector’s™ banner.
HERITAGE MUSE ADVISORY COUNCIL
- Stuart M. Frank, Ph.D.
- Sheldon I. Posen, Ph.D.
- Nancy Groce, Ph.D.
- Moira Smith, Ph.D.
- Rhoda E. Kleiman, MLS, Ph.D.
- Richard H. Swain, MLS
- Fiona McNeil, Ph.D.
- Robert L. Webb
“It is intended to follow the spelling of sources or to note departures from it. The following undesigned variations from the spelling of the texts have been observed. Undoubtedly there are others. All that shall be detected will be registered, and literal conformity restored if the opportunity shall offer.”
.J. Child, II-4: 515
Each of The Heritage Collectors™ Digital Editions is specifically developed to carefully reflect the look and feel of the complete text, illustrations, and musical notation of the original work being presented. Wherever possible, fonts have been matched and text layout, including exact line and page breaks, page numbering, and design, is preserved. In this way, any attributions and citations made in the years since first publication are still valid in each digital edition.
THE BALLAD BOOKSHELF PROJECT STAFF
President, Project Concept & Director, Product Design: David M. Kleiman
Web Design and Technologies - 3rd Edition: Kate Kleiman
Senior Editor: A. Heather Wood
Graphic Arts: Gabrielle Gewirtz, Carol Hillson
Programming & database design: David M. Kleiman, Kate Kleiman, Fred Ramen, Rachel Vicary
Main Text Proofreaders: David Blacklock, Rhoda E. Kleiman, Fred Ramen, Erica Mackenzie Smith, A. Heather Wood
Production Team: Dan Baker, Elizabeth Bieber, Jacob Blickenstaff, Britt Bolnick, Piers Bolnick, Lynnae Brown, Katherine Cambouris, Sharon Crocker, Emily Curtis, Maia Gianakos, Pam Grossman, Irene Lawrence, Karin Ann Kawamoto, Sean Kelliher, Elisabeth King, Barbara Knight, Jay Mark, Jesus Morales, Kate Kleiman, Helen Packard, Joani O’Keefe, Fred Ramen, Juliette Shimkin, Rachael Vicary, Craig Webb, Bill Weber, Ellen Weiss, Juli Zacchini
Additional Research: Elisabeth King, David M. Kleiman, Rhoda E. Kleiman, A. Heather Wood
Maps: Map Graphics (Nelson, Canada)
Greek Translations: Dr. Maria Tsiapera, David A. Drake
MIDI Transcriptions: Ellen Weiss
MIDI File Proofreading and Audio Track Music Transcriptions: John Roberts
Original Web Design and Technologies: David M. Kleiman, Irene Stavitsky
Here’s to the musicians, academicians, librarians, attorneys, accountants, programmers & MIS professionals, folk enthusiasts, and other supporters who have contributed great suggestions and spent hours listening to the plans for this undertaking:
Patrick Ames; Meredith Ault (University of Texas-Austin); Joan Baez, Kathy Bainbridge; Dr. Anthony Barrand (University of Vermont); Jaycee and Brian Bedford (Artisan); Joy C. Bennett (Folk Music Society of New York); Margaret Bennett; Joel Bernstein; Anita Best; Elizabeth Bieber; Dr. Julia Bishop (Sheffield University); David Blacklock; Jacob Blickenstaff; Britt Bolnick; Piers Bolnick; Abigail J. Brown; Lynnae Brown; Dr. Mary Ellen Brown (University of Indiana); Joanie Bronfman (Folk Music Society of Greater Boston); Larkin Bryant; Greg Bullough; Katherine Cambouris; Dr. Martin Carthy, O.B.E.; Scott Citron; Andy Cohen; Sandy Cohen; Judy & Dennis Cook (Folk Music Society of Greater Washington); Elizabeth Corradino, esq.; Ed Cray (University of Southern California); Sharon Crocker; Emily Curtis; Jennifer Cutting (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress); Lori de Furio (Adobe, Inc.); John Deubert (Acumen Training); David A. Drake; Robert W. Dunning (Somerset Record Society); Dr. Jerome Epstein (Folk Music Society of New York); Dan Fienberg (TeamPDF); Archie Fisher; Dr. Stuart Frank (Kendall Institute, New Bedford Whaling Museum); Hans Fried (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society, UK); Emily Friedman; Julia Friend; Dr. Simon Furey; Dick Greenhaus (Camsco Music and The Digital Tradition); Gabrielle Gewirtz; Maia Gianakos; Dr. Nancy Groce (Smithsonian Institution); Gina Gordon (Interactive Composition Corp.); Dr. Chet Grycz (Octavo Corp.); Ed Haber (WNYC); Hans Hansen (Octavo Corp.); Rozi Harris (Interactive Composition Corp.); Patti Belle Hastings; Clinton Heylin; Heather & Peter Heywood (The Living Tradition Magazine); Carol Hillson; Luke Hoseloff; Steve Howe (Country Dance and Song Society); Joe Hutsko; Dov Isaacs (Adobe, Inc.); Phillip Jacoby; Karin Ann Kawamoto; Sean Kelliher; Alison Kelley-Kraan; Elisabeth King; Louis Killen; Kate Kleiman; Dr. Rhoda E. and Irving Kleiman; Barbara Knight; Alan Kobb; Ben Koenig (The Country Bookshop); Frank Lagerstedt; Jen Larson, Jerome Lasky, esq.; Irene Lawrence; Michael LeFrank; Marcia Lustgarten; Dr. Mary Malloy (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute); Mark Maniak (New York Public Library-Performing Arts Division); Jay Mark; Nancy Matula; Evy Mayer (Folk Music Society of New York); Steve Mayer (Folk Music Society of New York); Neil MacMillan (Folk Music Society of Greater Boston); Eric McFadden (Classical Numismatic Group); Dr. Fiona McNeill (State University of New York - Purchase); Don Meade; Stephen Meyer (ESR Studios); Jesus Morales; Mark Moss (Sing Out! Magazine); Suzanne Mrozak (Folk Music Society of Greater Boston); Glen Musgrave (OCLC Preservation Resources); John Mussell (Coin + Medal Magazine, Token Publishing, Inc.); Gary Nickerson; Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention); Lynn Noel; Joani O’Keefe; James N. Oppenheim, esq. and Family; Helen Packard; Caroline, Sandy & Robin Paton, (Folk-Legacy Records); Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention); Dr. Ron Pen (University of Kentucky); Lara Pelligrinelli; George Pickow; John Pickow; Dr. Sheldon I. Posen (National Museum of Canadian Culture); Lisa Preston; Maddy Prior; (Steeleye Span) Robert Quarles; Fred Ramen; Dr. Jean Ritchie; John Roberts; Ken Schatz; Nigel & Christine Schofield; John Scholl; Russell Scholl; Linn Schulz; Peggy Seeger; Juliette Shimkin; Frank Siccone; Erica Mackenzie Smith; Dr. Moira Smith (University of Indiana); Phillip Smith (Octavo Corp.); Mark Spector; Andy Spence (Andy’s Front Hall Records); Hilary Spencer (Artisan); Tom Spiers; Joan Sprung; Orrin Star; Irene Stavitsky; Peter Stubbs; Dick Swain (West Chester University); Charles & Susan Syrett (Map Graphics, Inc.); Malcolm Taylor (Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, EFDSS); Dr. Michael Taft (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress); Donn Teal; Dr. Maria Tsiapera; Claudia Van Gerven (University of Colorado, Boulder); Michelle Viault (Vanguard Records); Rachael Vicary; Gerrett Warner; Jeff Warner; Christopher Warnock; Norma Waterson, M.B.E.; Bob Webb; Craig Webb; Bill Weber; Miriam Weiner (Routes to Roots Foundation, Inc.); Ellen Weiss; Franklin Weiss, esq. & Family; Sue & Charles West; Jim Whitney; David Williamson; Heather Wood (Folk Music Society of New York); Juli Zacchini; the staffs at Harvard University’s Francis James Child Memorial Library and Houghton Library, and all of the P.L.A.N. folks. Also to the New York Folk Music Society, Inc. (NY Pinewoods Folk Music Club), Folk Music Society of Greater Boston, Folk Music Society of Greater Washington, New Jersey Folk Project, Folk Legacy Records, Routes to Roots Foundation, Inc., Art Resources, Inc; DocMaestro, Inc.; ICC Corp.; Octavo Corporation; OCLC Preservation Resources; Tate Gallery, London; New York Public Library; National Library of Scotland; Bodleian Library, Oxford; American Folklife Center, U.S. Library of Congress, Map Graphics.Com; English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
Exploring the Pages
Professor Child worked in over 40 languages, corresponding fluently in at least six of them. Greek is the only language included here that does not use Roman characters. Roll the mouse cursor over any Greek text to display a translation. Move the mouse off to clear the translation box. Click on the Greek text to keep the translation box on screen. Click on the box to clear it. Thanks to D.r xxxx who provided the translations.