Monthly Archives: June 2012

Biographical Sketch

Before we get to the ballads, there is a short biography of Francis James Child written by his former student and successor George Lyman Kittredge.  What follows is my reaction to Kittredge’s writing.  If you desire a more straightforward biographical … Continue reading

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Introduction, or “What the Heck is this Blog About?”

Perhaps I should start by explaining what I am doing and why.  For as long as I have been interested in folk music, I have had an awareness of the Child ballads.  They have shown up in many of my … Continue reading

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