Songs of work and protest 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.
- Adieu To Old England
Collected by Cecil Sharp from Charles Ash at Crowcombe, in Somerset, on September 16th, 1908.
- All Jolly Fellows That Follow The Plough
This version was collected by Cecil Sharp from Tom Sprachlan, at Hambridge, Somerset, in September 1903.
- The Gallant Poacher
This version was collected by Henry Hammond from Henry Adams at Sturminster Newton, Dorset, in August 1905.
- The Husbandman And The Servingman
This version was collected by Henry Hammond from William Miller at Wootton Fitzpaine in Dorset, in April 1906. It also has this coda.
- The Painful Plough
This version was collected by Cecil Sharp from Thomas Mitchell at Merriott, in Somerset, on August 25th and September 3rd, 1905.
- The Rambling Blade
As sung by Walter Pardon.
- Van Dieman's Land
This version was collected by Cecil Sharp from Robert Parish (right), at Exford, Somerset, on September 6th, 1906.
This version was collected by George Gardiner from Mrs Goodyear, at Axford, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, in July 1907. The tune was taken down by George Gamblin of Winchester.