Collection of Ballads

This is a collection of ballads, edited, with an introduction and notes by Andrew Lang. The ballads range widely in style, from the historic to the romantic, from the short to the epic, from Scotland to France. Some of the material is the fabric of well-known fairy-tales, others have a historical core, and again others are myths. In any case, every reader and listener should be able to find a poem in this collection that matches their particular style or mood. - Summary by Carolin

56 chapters
Introduction
Sir Patrick Spens
Battle of Otterbourne
Tam Lin
Thomas the Rhymer
Sir Hugh, or the Jew’s Daughter
Son Davie! Son Davie!
The Wife of Usher’s Well
The Twa Corbies
The Bonnie Earl Moray
Clerk Saunders
Waly, Waly
Love Gregor, or, the Lass of Lochroyan
The Queen’s Marie
Kinmont Willie
Jamie Telfer
The Douglas Tragedy
The Bonny Hind
Young Bicham
The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman
The Bonnie House o’ Airly
Rob Roy
The Battle of Killie-Crankie
Annan Water
The Elphin Nourrice
Cospatrick
Johnnie Armstrang
Edom o’ Gordon
Lady Anne Bothwell’s Lament
Jock o the Side
Lord Thomas and Fair Annet
Fair Annie
The Dowie Dens of Yarrow
Sir Roland
Rose the Red and White Lily
The Battle of Harlaw - Evergreen Version
Traditionary Version
Dickie Macphalion
A Lyke-Wake Dirge
The Laird of Waristoun
May Colven
Johnie Faa
Hobbie Noble
The Twa Sisters
Mary Ambree
Alison Gross
The Heir of Lynne
Gordon of Brackley
Edward, Edward
Young Benjie
Auld Maitland
The Broomfield Hill
Willie’s Ladye
Robin Hood and the Monk
Robin Hood and the Potter
Robin Hood and the Butcher