Songs of love from The Folk Handbook. Right-click or CTRL-click these links to download the MIDI files of the tunes. You can then play them in QuickTime or Windows Media Player.
- The Banks Of Sweet Primroses
As sung by Vic Legg.
- Barbara Allen
As sung by Vic Legg.
- A Blacksmith Courted Me
This version was collected by George Gardiner from James Ray at Passfield, in Hampshire, on April 14th, 1909.
- The Bold Fisherman
This version was collected by Cecil Sharp from Edmund Jupp (aged 73) at Newbuildings, Southwater, Sussex, on April 23rd, 1908.
- The Bonny Labouring Boy
Collected by George Gardiner from Mrs Davy in Hampshire.
- Claudy Banks
Collected by George Gardiner from William Hill in Hampshire.
- Come Write Me Down
Collected by Cecil Sharp from Richard Adams, at East Harptree, in Somerset, on August 25th, 1906.
- The Daemon Lover
This version, recorded in the original notebook as ‘James Harris, The Daemon Lover’, was collected by Henry Hammond from Mrs Marina Russell at Upwey, Somerset, in January 1907.
- The Dark Eyed Sailor
This version, called ‘Fair Phoebe And Her Sailor’ was collected by Clive Carey from Richard Hopkins, at Chithurst in Sussex, in February 1911.
- The Drowned Lover
Collected by Cecil Sharp from James Bale, at Bridgwater, Somerset, on August 16th, 1905.
- Green Bushes
Collected by Cecil Sharp from Louie Hooper and Lucy White, at Hambridge, Somerset, in September 1903.
- The Grey Cock
Collected by George Gardiner from William Stockley (56), at Locksheath, in Hampshire, in September 1907. He called the song ‘The Lover’s Ghost’ or ‘The Time Is Come’. The tune was taken down by J.F. Guyer.
- The Gypsy Laddie
This version, called ‘The Draggletail Gypsies’, was collected by Cecil Sharp from Mrs Emma Overd at Langport, Somerset, on August 4th, 1904.
- Hear The Nightingale Sing
This version was collected, as ‘The Grenadier’, by Cecil Sharp from Alfred Emery at Othery, in Somerset, on April 4th, 1908.
- The Keys Of Canterbury
This version was collected by George Gardiner from Mr Harrington in Hampshire as ‘Madam I Will Give To Thee’.
- Pleasant And Delightful
As sung by Tommy Morrissey and Charlie Pitman.
- Seventeen Come Sunday
As sung by Jean Orchard.