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Ballads and Sea-Songs of Newfoundland

Greenleaf, Elizabeth Bristol (collected and edited by)

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ISBN 10: 0674012631 / ISBN 13: 9780674012639
Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1933
Used Condition Near Fine Hardcover
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395 pages. An important collection of sea songs, collected by Greenleaf and musicologist Grace Yarrow Mansfield (who recorded and transcribed the tunes) in the 1920s. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy, lacking the dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 139024

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Newfoundland songs are diverse in origin. Vast numbers of them come from the British Isles, especially from England and Ireland; many are composed in Newfoundland, usually on English or Irish models; a lesser number of American, Canadian, and French songs are current. The ballads to be found in the Child collection are probably the oldest now sung. Then there are many seventeenth- and eighteenth-century broadside ballads, particularly English, and many nineteenth-century compositions.

Such are the backgrounds from which the compilers of this volume have drawn their unusually interesting and delightful collection of ballad texts and ballad music. Expeditions to the island in 1920 and 1929 furnished the tunes; and a genuine interest in folk-literature assured the care and accuracy of the work.

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Title: Ballads and Sea-Songs of Newfoundland

Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1933

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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