Wife of Usher's Well, Sheet Music 10


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Wife of Usher's Well, Sheet Music 10


One leaf with preprinted staff lines, handwritten in black ink on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. There are pad perforations along the upper edge. The document was laminated. The lower left corner was folded into the laminate. There are staple holes at the upper left corner. There is a handwritten editorial note at the upper right corner. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner.
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--The Wife of Ushers Well--Lady Grey


Ballads, English--Great Britain
Mothers and sons--Songs and music
Ghosts--Great Britain--Songs and music
Death--Songs and music
Grief--Songs and music
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W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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Musical notation: English




The Wife of Usher's Well

There was a lady of beauty rare, and children she had three.
she sent them way to the North Country,
to learn their grammarree.

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Wife of Usher's Well, Sheet Music 10

Document Title

The Wife of Usher's Well

Scholarly Classification

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

Dimensions - Original

173 mm x 240 mm

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Paul L. Robertson