Wife of Usher's Well, Sheet Music 11


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Wife of Usher's Well, Sheet Music 11


One leaf with preprinted staff lines, handwritten in pencil on both sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper right corner and the lower right corner were folded into the laminate. There are numerous tears of varying severity along the edges of the document. There are small holes of unknown origin throughout the document. There are stains of unknown origin throughout the document. The document was folded horizontally and vertically into twelfths, possibly for mailing. The editorial note "No. 6" is located to the left of the document title. There is a handwritten "x" located to the left of the musical notations. There is a handwritten check mark following the musical notations. The document was struckthrough. The documents "The Gypsy Laddie" Sheet Music 7, "Sourwood Mountain," Sheet Music 9, "The Lexington Murder," Sheet Music 7, "Common Bill," Sheet Music 4, "Young Charlotte," Sheet Music 11, and "The Daemon Lover," Sheet Music 11 are located at the bottom of the leaf. The documents "The Gypsy Laddie," Sheet Music 8, "John Reilley," Sheet Music 10, "Dives and Lazarus (I)," Sheet Music 5, and "The Battleship Maine (II)," Sheet Music 4 are located on the reverse side of the leaf.
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
Sheet music


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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Wife of Usher's Well, Sheet Music 11

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The Wife of Usher's Well

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

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274 mm x 347 mm

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