Wife of Usher's Well, Sheet Music 05, Copy


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Wife of Usher's Well, Sheet Music 05, Copy


One leaf with preprinted staff lines: handwritten in carbon on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper left corner was torn from the document. There is a minor tear at the right upper edge. There are two minor tears at the left edge. There is a paper clip rust stain at the left upper edge. There is a boxed "A" stamped in blue ink at the upper left corner. There is also a date stamped in black ink beneath the document title. There is a handwritten check mark following the musical notations. There is also an editorial comment handwritten in pencil following the musical notations. The document is a carbon duplicate.


Ballads: English Ballads. Scots Ghosts -- Songs and Music Mothers -- Songs and Music Children -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

There was a Lady in Merry Scotland. Three Babes. The Three Little Babes. Lady Gay. Lady Gray. There was a Lady. The Three Little Babs. The Lady and the Children Three. The Three Pore Little Children. Moravian Song. The Lone Widow. A Ballad of the Return of the Dead. Lady Grey


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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Document Title

Lady Gray or Three Little Babes (The Wife of Usher's Well) A Ballad of the Return of the Dead

Scholarly Classification

Child, 79. Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 25 Randolph. 19 Cox 14 Combs 22. Sharp 22

Dimensions - Original

172 mm x 211 mm

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