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Border Ballads: A Selection


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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415969352
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Fyfield Books Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Map: i) Border Marches and Surnames 12
Map: ii) The Borders 16
Suggestions for Further Study 26
Kinmont Willie 29
Jack o' the Side 36
Hobie Noble 42
Dick o' the Cow 48
Johnie Armstrong 58
The Fray of Suport 63
Fair Helen of Kirconnel 67
The Lochmaben Harper 69
Jamie Telfer in the Fair Dodhead 75
The Outlaw Murray 82
The Death of Parcy Reed 94
The Raid of the Reidswire 101
The Battle of Otterburn 107
The Douglas Tragedy 121
The Dowie Dens of Yarrow 124
Rare Willie Drowned in Yarrow 127
The Lament of the Border Widow 128
Lamkin 130
The Cruel Sister 134
Edward 137
Lord Randal 139
The Twa Corbies 140
The Flower of Northumberland 141
The Broom of Cowdenknows 144
True Tammas 148
The Young Tamlane 153
The Broomfield Hill 162
Thomas the Rhymer 165
The Wee Wee Man 168
The Cruel Mother 170
Clerk Saunders 171
Proud Lady Margaret 176
The Wife of Usher's Well 179
Young Benjie 181
Glossary 185
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