Please note, all of the following are external
You Could Do Worse Than To Start Here
- The Copper Family
- Dick Gaughan
- Danny Kaye
- Rudyard Kipling
- Tom Lewis
- John Tams
- 20,000 Volkslieder: Pages
and pages of folksongs from all over the world, divided geographically.
Some have midi files to give you the melody.
Poems, Ballads and Songs of the Peasantry of England: A full
online rendering of this 1857 book. See also here.
- Bruce Olson's web
- Cantaria: A library
of traditional and contemporary folk songs, mostly from Ireland, Scotland,
and England. All include at least partial MP3 recordings.
- Comic Songs
- Cowboy Songs.
- Cowboy Songs &
- Folk Music of England,
Scotland, Ireland, Wales & America: Folk and Traditional
Music and Popular Songs, with Lyrics, Midi, Tune Information and History
behind the folksongs and ballads. Irish, British and American Folk
Music including Francis
J. Child Ballads. Lesley Nelson-Burns' (aka the
Contemplator)'s massive site.
- Inventions of
Note Sheet Music Collection: A sheet music collection of MIT's Lewis
Music Library, consisting of popular songs and piano compositions that portray
technologies (old and new) as revealed through song texts and/or cover
art. Most of the holdings date from approximately 1890-1920, and only
music published in the United States is included.
- The Jack Horntip Collection: A
collection of children's, university, and drinking songs (many bawdy),
toasts, recitations, and even some graffiti.
- The Lester S. Levy
Collection of Sheet Music.
- Popular American
Music Collection: A collection of popular American songs of the 19th
century, including both lyrics and sound files.
- Public Domain Music: A collection
of 19th and early 20th century songs, organized by composer, era, style, and
miscellaneous. Lyrics and MIDI files. These are copyrighted editions
based on original sheet music sources in the public domain, but the site includes
a nicely formatted page of links to the original sources.
- Robokopp Folksong Index:
Airs, Anthems, Ballads, Canons, Ditties, Folksongs, Hymns and War Songs Lieder
aus allen Ländern.
- SCA Minstrel
Homepage: A homepage for the performing arts as practiced in the
SCA. Includes songs (both SCA period and filk), story-telling, and
Minstrelsie: A National Monument of Scottish Song. Edited
and Arranged by John Greig, Mus. Doc. (Oxon.).
- The 17th Century
Songbook: Songbook from the Sir John Owens Regiment of Foote, of
The Sealed Knot Society.
- Song Collection
of Stephen C. Foster: A collection of Stephen Foster songs,
including both lyrics and sound files.
- Taylor's Traditional
Tunebook: Midi files for over 500 traditional tunes from Scotland,
Ireland, Wales, England, America, and Canada. Some with lyrics, some
and Other Scottish Songs.
- A Traditional Music
Library: A large traditional and folk music library of songbooks,
tune-books, sheet-music, lyrics, midis, tablature, plus music theory, chord
diagrams, scales and other music educational & academic reference
materials. Includes (among other things) A Tankard Of Ale
(published circa 1919), Songs And
Ballads Of The American Revolution (published circa 1886), and Bawdy Songs Collection.
- Traditional Song Forum:
All sorts of stuff, including TSF
Internet Links (their listing of online song resources).
- Union Songs.
minstrels website: Lots of poems.
- White Tree Miscellany:
All sorts of stuff, including Joe Bethancourt's songbook and Banjo: A Vicious
- Wikimusica Songs.
- Lyric Wiki.