Common Bill, Sheet Music 01, Copy
 


Citation

“Common Bill, Sheet Music 01, Copy,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 27, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31439.


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Title

Common Bill, Sheet Music 01, Copy

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Courtship--Songs and music
Ballads, English
Nonsense songs

Alternative Title

Silly Billy

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF
Notated music

Language

English

Transcription

Common Bill

I'm in love with a feller', a feller you have seen, who is neither red nor yeller nor
all together green. His name is not so charming It's only common Bill, he
asked me to wed him but I hardley think I will. Poor Bill, Poor Silly Bill, he
urges me to wed him, but I hardly think I will.

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Older Ballads - 195 Randolph, 119

File name

113_CommonBill_Sheet_01_copy

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