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General References for the Story-teller

Ritson. Robin Hood, v.1, pref. p.1-118.

Life of Robin Hood. Notes and illustrations.

Percy. Reliques of ancient English poetry, v.1, pref. p.23-83.
Essay on the ancient minstrels in England. Notes and illustrations.

Pyle. Merry adventures of Robin Hood, pref. p.7–8.
Rhead. Bold Robin Hood and his outlaw band, pref. p.11-12.
Tappan. Robin Hood, his book, pref. p.5-9.

Long. Old English ballads, p.3-12.

Supplementary Reading for Children

Gilliat. Forest outlaws.

Greenwood, Grace, pseud. Stories from famous ballads; ed. by Caroline Burnite.

Grierson. Children's tales from Scottish ballads.

Ingpen. One thousand poems for children, p.298–349.

Lockhart. Ancient Spanish ballads.

MacLeod. Book of ballad stories.

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Stories from Other Old Ballads

Adam Bel, Clym of the Clough and Wyllyam of Cloudesle

Sources for the story-teller

Percy. Reliques of ancient English poetry, v.1, p.106–127.

English and Scottish popular ballads, p.245-254.

Percy. Boy's Percy, p.37-74.

MacLeod. Book of ballad stories, p.8-25.

Three gallant outlaws.

Sources for children

Story

MacLeod. Book of ballad stories, p.8-25.

Three gallant outlaws.

Ballad

Long. Old English ballads, p.69–86.

Moore. Pictorial book of ballads, v.1, p.273–278.

Percy. Boy's Percy, p.37-74.

Barring of the Door

Sources for the story-teller

English and Scottish popular ballads, p.600-601.

Get up and bar the door.

Tappan. Old ballads in prose, p.114-122.

Sources for children

Story

Tappan. Old ballads in prose, p.114–122.

Ballad

Bates. Ballad book, p.201-202.

King Henry and the Miller of Mansfield

Sources for the story-teller

Percy. Reliques of ancient English poetry, v.2, p.231–238.

Ritson. Ancient songs and ballads, v.2, p.173–183.

King Henry the Second and the miller of Mansfield.

Tappan. Old ballads in prose, p.206-228.

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Percy. Reliques of ancient English poetry, v.2, p.30–33.

Ritson. Ancient songs and ballads, v.2, p.183–187.

English and Scottish popular ballads, p.78-83.

Allingham. Ballad book, p.65-69.

Tappan. Old ballads in prose, p.35-45.

Sources for children

Story

Tappan. Old ballads in prose, p.35-45.

Jacobs. More English fairy tales, p.159–162.

Ballad

Chisholm. Golden staircase, p.210–213.

Long. Old English ballads, p.101-108.

Lucas. Another book of verses for children, p.303-307.

Lucas. Book of verses for children, p.266–270.

Olcott. Story-telling poems, p.196–202.

Patmore. Children's garland from the best poets, p.159-163.

Percy. Boy's Percy, p.315-321.

Scudder. Children's book, p.318–319.

Shute. Land of song, v.2, p.126–130.

Tappan. Poems & rhymes, p.226–230.

Wiggin & Smith. Golden numbers, p.558–562.

Lizzie Lindsay

Sources for the story-teller

English and Scottish popular ballads, p.522-524.

Allingham. Ballad book, p.330–334.

Tappan. Old ballads in prose, p.192-205.

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Source for the story-teller

Tappan. Old ballads in prose, p.1-9.

Sources for children

Story

Tappan. Old ballads in prose, p.1-9.

MacLeod. Book of ballad stories, p.158-163.

Ballads to Read Aloud

The references under Sources for the reader are to the ballads in the old English form; the modernized form suitable for reading aloud to children will be found under Sources for children.

Battle of Otterburn

Sources for the reader

Percy. Reliques of ancient English poetry, v.1, p.12–26.

English and Scottish popular ballads, p.386–393.

Ritson. Ancient songs and ballads, v.I, p.94-105.

Sources for children

Bates. Ballad book, p.65-71.

Lang. Blue poetry book, p.286–291.

Mabie. Book of old English ballads, p.154-168.

Percy. Boy's Percy, p.114–128.

Tileston. Children's book of ballads, p.52-58.

Chevy Chase

Sources for the reader

Percy. Reliques of ancient English poetry, v.1, p.1-12.

Allingham. Ballad book, p.49–60.

Sources for children

Aldrich. Famous poems, p.1-11.

Coates. Children's book of poetry, p.480–485.

Haaren. Ballads and tales, p.67–75.

Henley. Lyra heroica, p.47-57.

Long. Old English ballads, p.88-100.

Mabie. Book of old English ballads, p.29–42.

Montgomery. Heroic ballads, p.154-164.

Percy. Boy's Percy, p.96-101.

Tappan. Poems & rhymes, p.251–262.

Tileston. Children's book of ballads, p.59-70.

Wiggin & Smith. Golden numbers, p.582-593.

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