Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor, Sheet Music 01


Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor, Sheet Music 01


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in pencil on the front side and in carbon on the reverse side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was removed from a bound volume. There is moderate fraying along the right edge. There is a minor tear at the left upper corner. There is a parenthetical "4" handwritten at the center of the right edge. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner. The document is located on the reverse side of "Earl Brand," Sheet Music 4, Copy, Page 1.


Ballads, English -- United States Ballads, Irish -- United States Ballads, Scots -- United States Murder -- Songs and Music Courtship -- Songs and Music

Alternative Title

Lord Thomas or the Brown Girl


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created



I. G. Greer


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Musical notation, English


Sheet music


Lord Thomas

come father come mother come riddle my soul & tell this riddle to me.
Which you think it would be the most to me to marry fair Ellen

Classification Title

Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor, Sheet Music 01

Document Title

Lord Thomas

Scholarly Classification

Child, 73 Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 19 Randolph, 15 Cox, 10 Combs, 18 Warner, 140 Sharp, 19

Dimensions - Original

197 mm x 175 mm

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Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson