Folk Play Links - Literary & Other Works in Folk Plays

Compiled by C. Little



Lines of literary & other works have been accrued into folk play texts. These lines, as a consequence of oral transmission ignorant of the original published or traditional work, are often corrupted in the transcribed version of a text. e.g. Kempsford text


Ballad Farces

001 * The Honest Yorkshire-Man [by Carey, 1736 - in Swinderby, Lincolnshire text as noted in The Origins and Development of English Folk Plays, PhD thesis by Peter Millington, University of Sheffield - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]

Ballad Operas

002 * Rosamond. An Opera [by [Joseph Addison], 1707 - in Mylor [Truro], Cornwall text as noted in The Mummers' Play, by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923, pp.155-156 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
003 * ~ Jenkyn, Little John, &c [by Ygrec [Thurstan Peter], in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.V No.111, 10th Feb. 1906, p.109 - [Mylor [Truro]] fragment from text - itself extract from?]
004 * ~ From Stage to Folk: a Note on the Passages from Addison's Rosamond in the 'Truro' Mummers' Play [by Tom Pettitt, in Folklore, Vol.114 No.2, Aug. 2003]

Ballads

005 * Robin Hood and the Tanner, [from Robin Hoods Garland;, 1663 - in Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire text as noted in The Mummers' Play, by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923, pp.211-213 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
006 * ~ Robin Hood and the Tanner; [{1640-1665} - from Robin Hood: A Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads,, by [Joseph Ritson], 1795, Vol.II pp.30-37 - in Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire text as noted in The Mummers' Play, by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923, pp.211-213 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
007 * The Mountebank: [by Leveridge, from Farewel Folly:, by Motteux, 1707 - as noted in The Mummers' Play, by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923, p.213 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: English Drama]
008 * ~ The Infallible Doctor [{1700~1740}]
009 * King Henry V. his Conquest of France, [n.d. - in Mylor [Truro], Cornwall text as noted in The Mummers' Play, by R.J.E. Tiddy, 1923, pp.155-156]
010 * Second Thoughts are Best [{1780~1812} - in Bassingham Men's & Swinderby, Lincolnshire texts as noted by Peter Millington]
011 * Young Roger of the Mill [{1820~1824} - in Swinderby, Lincolnshire text as noted in Mummers' Wooing Plays in England, by Charles Read Baskervill, in Modern Philology, Vol.XXI No.3, Feb. 1924, p.266]
012 * A New Dialogue Between a Husbandman and a Servant Man [{1790~1840} - in Symondsbury, Dorset text as noted in The Symondsbury Mumming Play, by Kennedy, in Journal of the English Folk Dance & Song Society, Vol.VII No.2, Dec. 1952, p.2]
013 * Sir Andrew Barton [from Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:, by [Thomas Percy], 1765, Vol.II p.191 - as noted by Chris Little]
014 * A New Ballad of St. George and the Dragon [n.d. - in Christmas Rhyme chapbook text as noted in Anonymous Ballads, by William Pinkerton, in Notes and Queries, 3rd Ser. Vol.09 No.216, 17th Feb. 1866, p.143]
015 * ~ Tales of a Tourist [by Miss LeFanu [Alicia Sheridan], 1823, Vol.I p.217 - Literary Work]
016 * ~ Anonymous Ballads [by William Pinkerton, in Notes and Queries, 3rd Ser. Vol.09 No.216, 17th Feb. 1866, p.143]
017 * Wiltshire Record Office [Ref. 2598/36] [Alfred Williams Collection - 'Old Moll' - in Keynsham, Somerset text as noted in The English Folk Play, by E.K. Chambers, 1933, p.71]
018 * Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England [1st edition] [coll. & ed. by James Henry Dixon, 1846, p.207 - 'Joan's Ale was New' - in Stanford in the Vale text as noted in Mummers' Plays from Berkshire, Derbyshire, Cumberland, and Isle of Man, by Stuart Piggott, in Folk-Lore, Vol.40 No.3, Sep. 1929, pp.262-264]

Ballads - Derby Ram

019 * Robert de Welle [by H. W., in Notes and Queries, [1st Ser.] Vol.II No.35, 29th Jun. 1850, p.71 - Derby Ram]
020 * The Darby Ram [by F.R. A. [Fenton Robinson Atkinson], in Notes and Queries, [1st Ser.] Vol.II No.45, 7th Sep. 1850, p.235 - citation of Gimcrackiana,, by J.S. Gregson, p.185 [sic]; The Ballad Book, 1827; Darby and the Ram, in Dublin Penny Journal, Vol.I, p.283]
021 * Gimcrackiana, [by Geoffrey Gimcrack [J.S. Gregson ?], 1833, pp.183-184, 176 - 'The Ram of Derby']
022 * The Ballad Book [Reprint edition] [ed. by George Ritchie Kinloch, rev. by Edmund Goldsmid, 1885, pp.51-52 - 'The Ram of Diram']
023 * Darby and the Ram [by T. E. [Thomas Ettingsall], in Dublin Penny Journal, Vol.I No.36, 2nd Mar. 1833, p.283]
024 * Review of "The ballad-history of 'the wonderful Derby Ram" by Priestman Atkinson [in Notes and Queries, 4th Ser. Vol.IV No.87, 28th [sic] Aug. 1869, p.188]
025 * Nursery Rhymes [by Albert Hartshorne, in Notes and Queries, 7th Ser. Vol.XI No.270, 28th Feb. 1891, p.170]
026 * The Derby Ram" [by James Henry Dixon, in Notes and Queries, 4th Ser. Vol.IV No.90, 18th Sep. 1869, p.247 - written by Dr [Erasmus] Darwin?; citation of Callcott [sic]]
027 * A Collection of Glees, Canons, and Catches [by the late J. W. Callcott, ed. by W. Horsley, 1824, Vol.III - 'As I was going to Derby']
028 * Nursery Rhymes [by Gertrude Harper Vernon, in Notes and Queries, 7th Ser. Vol.XI No.273, 21st Mar. 1891, p.232 - extract from Popular Nursery Tales and Rhymes, [1859], p.225 - 'The Wonderful Derby Ram']
029 * Nursery Rhymes [by W.C. B. [Rev W. Consitt Boulter], in Notes and Queries, 7th Ser. Vol.XI No.276, 11th Apr. 1891, p.297 - sung at York, thirty years ago; citation of Llewellynn Jewitt, in Reliquary, Vol.VIII No.-, Oct. 1867, pp.171-173]
030 * Derby Signs, Described and Illustrated [by Llewellynn Jewitt, in Reliquary, Vol.VIII No.-, Oct. 1867, pp.171-173 - 'Derby Ram' - as his book]
031 * cover [in Derby Ram, No.I, 3rd Jul. 1863]
032 * Nursery Rhymes [by W.F. Prideaux, in Notes and Queries, 7th Ser. Vol.XI No.280, 9th May 1891, p.377 - citation of The Ballads & Songs of Derbyshire, ed. by Llewellynn Jewitt, 1867, pp.115-119]
033 * The Ballads & Songs of Derbyshire [ed. by Llewellynn Jewitt, 1867, pp.115-119 - 'The Derby Ram' - citation of Callcott; citation of Derby Ram; song]
034 * Derby's Ram' [by George Davis Chase, in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.I No.16, 16th Apr. 1904, p.306 - song]
035 * Derby Ram" [by F.P. B. [Francis Pierrepont Barnard], in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.III No.57, 27th Jan. 1917, p.70 - inscription on an engraved coin]
036 * Derby Ram [by Willoughby Maycock, in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.III No.61, 24th Feb. 1917, p.154 - extract of letter from Rev Henry Cantrill [sic][Vicar of St Alkmund's, Derby], 10 Jun. 1739]
037 * Derby Ram [by T.E. R., in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.III No.61, 24th Feb. 1917, p.154 - citation of cartoon, by Tenniel, in Punch, some forty years ago]
038 * Derby Ram [by Charles Madeley, in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.III No.61, 24th Feb. 1917, pp.154-155 - citation of Derby Ram]
039 * Derby Ram [by Charles E. Stratton [Class of 1866], in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.III No.68, May 1917, p.309 - sung at Harvard College, in the early sixties]
040 * ~ Carmina Yalensia: [comp. & arr. by Ferdinand V.D. Garretson [Class of 1866], 1867, p.41 - 'Derby Ram', by Class of 1854]
041 * The Derby Ram [{1849~1862}]
042 * Editor's Drawer : The Father of his Country in a New Role [by [Henry Mills Alden], in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol.77 No.457, Jun. 1888, p.160 - Pres George Washington sang to Oliver Ellsworth's two younger children on [21st Oct. 1789]]
043 * ~ The Ellsworth Homestead : Past and Present [by Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, 1907, pp.38, 29, 41-42 - 'Exercises and Addresses', comp. by Elizabeth C. Barney Buel - they were his twin boys, William Wolcott and Henry Leavitt; but they were born two years afterwards [10th Nov. 1791]; so rather Pres John Adams sang to his two girls, Delia [born 23rd Jul. 1789] and Frances [born 31st Aug. 1786], on [3rd Oct. 1799]]

Ballads - Poor Old Horse

044 * Songs & Ballads of The West [by Rev S. Baring-Gould & Rev H.Fleetwood Sheppard, n.d., pp.xxxv - 'No.LXXVII' - citation of Hodges, Seven Dials & Such, Borough broadsides [in the Sabine Baring-Gould Collection ?]; Nursery Rhymes and Country Songs, coll. by M.H. Mason, [1877], pp.49-50 162-163 - 'No.77 Poor Old Horse']
045 * The Lamentation of an, Old Horse [{ca. 1790}]
046 * Selection of the most popular Melodies of the Tyne and the Wear [extract from Robert Topliff, [ca. 1815], p.40 - 'The Old Horse' words]
047 * The Poor Old Horse [{1863~1885}]

Comedies

048 * A Pleasant Comedie, called Wily Beguilde [1606, pp.1-3 - in Broughton, Lincolnshire text as noted in Mummers' Wooing Plays in England, by Charles Read Baskervill, in Modern Philology, Vol.XXI No.3, Feb. 1924, pp.251-252 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
049 * Love for Love: A Comedy [by Mr [William] Congreve, 1695, pp.41-43 - in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire text as noted in The Sword Dances of Northern England [Vol.III], by C.J. Sharp, p.17 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
050 * The Clandestine Marriage, [by George Colman & David Garrick, 1766, p.14 - in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire text as noted in James Madison Carpenter and the Mummers' Play, by Steve Roud & Paul Smith, in Folk Music Journal, Vol.7 No.4, 1998, p.507 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]

Drolls

051 * Diphilo and Granida [from The Wits, or, Sport upon Sport, by Francis Kirkman, 1673, pp.24-25 - in Keynsham, Somerset text as noted in Mummers' Wooing Plays in England, by Charles Read Baskervill, in Modern Philology, Vol.XXI No.3, Feb. 1924, pp.270-271 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
052 * Acteon & Diana; [2nd edition] [by Robert Cox, 1656, p.12 'Singing Simpkin' - as noted in The English Folk Play, by E.K. Chambers, 1933, pp.37-38 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]

Nursery Rhymes

053 * Mother Goose's Melody [? edition] [by [Goldsmith], [1815], p.5 - in Kempsford, Gloucestershire text as noted in The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, eds. by Iona & Peter Opie, 1951, No.487]
054 * New Year Observances in Scotland [by Robert Chambers, in Edinburgh Literary Journal;, No.163, 24th Dec. 1831, pp.364-365 - On Christmas night I turned the spit, - in Weston-sub-Edge, Gloucestershire text as noted in The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, eds. by Iona & Peter Opie, 1951, No.101]
055 * ~ The Nursery Rhymes of England, [4th edition only] [ed. by James Orchard Halliwell, 1846, p.038 - LXIV]
056 * ~ The Wren Song in Ireland [by Thomas Gimlette, in Notes and Queries, 2nd Ser. Vol.I No.5, 2nd Feb. 1856, p.102]
057 * Mother Goose's Melody [? edition] [by [Goldsmith], [1815], p.36 - Pease-porridge hot, pease-porridge cold, - as noted in The English Folk Play, by E.K. Chambers, 1933, p.37]
058 * ~ The Nursery Rhymes of England, [ed. by James Orchard Halliwell, 1842, p.94 - CXLVII]
059 * ~ The Nursery Rhymes of England, [4th edition only] [ed. by James Orchard Halliwell, 1846, (p.077 - CXXXVII &) p.118 - CCXLI]
060 * Nursery Rhymes [by [Anon], in Blackwoods' Edinburgh Magazine, Vol.XXXVII No.CCXXXIII, Mar. 1835, p.476 - When good King Arthur ruled this land - in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire text as noted in The English Folk Play, by E.K. Chambers, 1933, p.150]
061 * ~ A Glossary of Provincial Words Used in Teesdale in the County of Durham [by [Frederick Trotter Dinsdale], 1849, pp.129-130 - entry for 'Sword Dancers' - in Staindrop fragment?]
062 * Children's Drama [by Abracadabra [Clarence Hopper], in Notes and Queries, 2nd Ser. Vol.X No.251, 20th Oct. 1860, p.318 - in [unlocated] text as noted by him]
063 * ~ Children's Drama [by M., in Notes and Queries, 2nd Ser. Vol.X No.251, 20th Oct. 1860, p.318]
064 * ~ Children's Drama [by St Swithin [Mrs Gutch], in Notes and Queries, 2nd Ser. Vol.X No.244, 1st Sep. 1860, p.168]
065 * ~ Nursery Dialogue [by F. Harrison, in Notes and Queries, 4th Ser. Vol.III No.61, 27th Feb. 1869, p.194 ]
066 * ~ Nursery Dialogue [by W.B. C., in Notes and Queries, 4th Ser. Vol.III No.65, 27th Mar. 1869, p.297]
067 * ~ Nursery Dialogue [by St Swithin [Mrs Gutch], in Notes and Queries, 4th Ser. Vol.III No.67, 10th Apr. 1869, p.345 - citation of Children's Drama]
068 * ~ The Traditional [sic] Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland [sic] [by Gomme, Vol.I, 1894, pp.323-324 - 'Lady on Yonder Hill']
069 * ~ Three Mumming Plays [by Alan Brody, in English Literary Renaissance, Vol.3 No.1, Winter 1973, pp.105-130 - (Branston, Lincolnshire text from Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Collection;) [unlocated], Kent fragment/text from Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Collection; (Barrow-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, 1951, text from Maurice Willmore Barley Collection)]

Poems

070 * The Careless Swain [from Westminster-Drollery, by A Person of Quality [Anon], 1671, p.81 - in Broughton, Lincolnshire text as noted in Mummers' Wooing Plays in England, by Charles Read Baskervill, in Modern Philology, Vol.XXI No.3, Feb. 1924, p.254 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
071 * The Diverting History of John Gilpin, [from The Task, a Poem,, by William Cowper, 1785, pp.342/3-359 - in North Muskham, Nottinghamshire text as noted by Peter Millington - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]

Posters

072 * BRITONS! Your NELSON is dead! [1806 - in Silverton, Devon text as noted by Chris Little]
073 * ~ The Silverton Mummers [by Rev Edwin S. Chalk [Rector of Kentisbeare], in Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Vol.IX No.8, Oct. 1917, p.228]

Proverbs

074 * The Vindication of Christmas [1653 [1652], p.8 - as noted in The Book of Christmas, by Thomas K. Hervey - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
075 * ~ The Book of Christmas; [US edition - without illustrations] [by Thomas K. Hervey, 1845, p.14]
076 * The Rural Life of England: [by William Howitt, 1838, Vol.II p.214]
077 * ~ A Christmas Tale [by Ione [pseud], in Lowell Offering and Magazine, Vol.III No.?, Jan. 1843, p.85 - Literary Work]
078 * ~ The Rambler in Worcestershire, [by John Noake, 1851, pp.78-79 - 'Dudley']
079 * ~ A Memoir of Maria Edgeworth, with a Selection from her Letters [by the late Mrs [Frances Ann e] Edgeworth [her 3rd step-mother], eds. by Her Children [Harriet Butler, Lucy J. Robinson & Michael Pakenham Edgeworth], 1867, Vol.III p.225]
080 * Crutches for Lame Ducks" [by Ella MacMahon, in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.VII No.126, 11th Sep. 1920, p.209 - citation of Clerical Bookshelves, in Times, 25th Aug. 1920 - "Layovers for meddlers and crutches for lame ducks!"]
081 * Crutches for Lame Ducks" [by M. N., in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.VII No.128, 25th Sep. 1920, p.254 - Peace Egg fragment]
082 * A Collection of English Proverbs [by J. Ray, 1670, p.211 - in Alexander and the King of Egypt chapbook text as noted in Observations on Popular Antiquities:, by John Brand, 1777, p.185 - Subscription required for Chadwyck-Healey: Early English Books Online]
083 * ~ Observations on Popular Antiquities: [by John Brand, 1777, p.185 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
084 * Hannah Corcoran: [by Thomas Ford Caldicott, 1853, p.110 - Literary Work - in [unlocated] text as noted in The English Folk Play, by E.K. Chambers, 1933, p.62]
085 * ~ The Traditional [sic] Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland [sic] [by Gomme, Vol.II, 1898, p.432 - 'Addenda : Jenny Jones']

Punch

086 * London Labour and the London Poor; [by Henry Mayhew, Vol.III, 1861, p.56 - 'The Dominion of Fancy, or, Punch's Opera:' - as noted by Chris Little]

Street Organs

087 * Music-Grinders of the Metropolis [by [Charles Manby Smith], in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, New Ser. Vol.VXII No.430, 27th Mar. 1852, pp.198-199 - '4. The handcart-organist' - as noted in Roomer, Vol.6 No.1, ? 1986, pp.4-5]

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