The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles

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The 110 ballads included in this volume by folklorist and balladeer John Jacob Niles are the American versions of classic English balladry, many tragic, like "Jimmy Randal" and "Barb'ry Ellen", some bawdy, and some just plain funny, like "The Farmer and the Devil". Each of Niles", main entries includes a general introduction to the scholarly background and presumed history of the ballad in English, and each variant includes tales of his adventures among his colorful informants. A rare combination of good folklore and clear ...

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The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles
2000, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813109879

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The Ballad-Book of John Jacob Niles
1979, Peter Smith Publisher

ISBN-13: 9780844602172

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