Song Information

Click an item on the Song Information menu to learn about song sources or to see the index of songs.

2 thoughts on “Song Information

    1. RBW Post author

      Since this is a MINNESOTA song site, I would think it evident that a song referring to either a “lassie” or a “laddie” would not be found here. This is a place where one should consult either the Traditional Ballad Index or Steve Roud’s Folk Song Index. I know of only one song that opens “When I was a lassie I lived with my granny”; it was sung by Jim Eldon of Hull in Yorkshire, and is found in the Steve Gardham collection in the British Library. I don’t have the text; it’s listed as a fragment. You might want to contact Steve Gardham yourself (I know he is on the Ballad-L folk song list, so he can be found); he would likely be interested in anything you could tell him about the piece.


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