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The Jupiter Book of Ballads: Spoken and Sung by Isla Cameron, Jill Balcon, Pauline Letts, John Laurie, etc.

Various Artists
The Jupiter Book of Ballads: Spoken and Sung by Isla Cameron, Jill Balcon, Pauline Letts, John Laurie, etc.

A troupe of British actors reads and sings 17 English ballads in this 1962 recording. Many of the ballads come from The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, compiled by Francis James Child. Several became popular folk songs in the mid-20th century, including “Alison Gross,” “Barbara Allen,” and “The House of the Rising Sun.” The liner notes include the complete transcripts for all tracks.

Track Listing

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The Wife of Usher's Well John Laurie 2:27
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102
Lord Randall Isla Cameron 3:01
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103
St. Stephen and King Herod V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 2:22
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104
Alison Gross John Laurie 2:36
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105
The Dowie Dens of Yarrow Isla Cameron 3:16
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106
Mary Hamilton John Laurie and Isla Cameron 5:11
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107
Barbara Allen Osian Ellis 2:45
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108
The Unquiet Grave V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and Pauline Letts 1:55
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109
She's Like a Swallow Osian Ellis 2:51
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201
Blackwaterside Isla Cameron 2:32
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202
Helen of Kirconnell John Laurie 2:15
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203
High Barbaree Isla Cameron 2:41
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204
Shameful Death V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 2:47
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205
The Watercresses Osian Ellis 2:37
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206
A Trampwoman's Tragedy Jill Balcon 5:10
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207
The Tay Bridge Disaster John Laurie 2:56
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208
The House of the Rising Sun Isla Cameron 2:50

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