Wife of Usher's Well: Sheet Music 08


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Wife of Usher's Well: Sheet Music 08


One leaf with preprinted staff lines: handwritten in carbon and pencil on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is lamination-related creasing on the document. The upper left corner was folded into the laminate. There is minor tearing at the right upper edge. There is a significant tear at the upper right edge. There is a blue ink stain at the upper left corner. There are paper clip rust stains at the upper left edge and at the left upper edge. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner.


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. 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. The Wife of Ushers Well. Lady Grey


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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Sheet music

Document Title

The Wife of Ushers Well

Scholarly Classification

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

Dimensions - Original

167 mm x 97 mm

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