Wife of Usher's Well, Sheet Music 13


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Wife of Usher's Well, Sheet Music 13


One leaf with preprinted staff lines, handwritten in black ink on both sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. A torn flap at the left upper edge and a torn flap at the middle left edge were folded into the laminate. There are numerous tears of varying severity along the edges of the document. There is a substantial portion torn away from the middle lower edge of the leaf. There are numerous stains of unknown origin throughout the document. There is a handwritten check mark following the musical notations. The documents "Old and Gray," Sheet Music 3, "Bonny Barbara Allan," Sheet Music 8, and "The Wife of Usher's Well," Sheet Music 12 are located at the top of the leaf. The documents "The Lexington Murder," Sheet Music 8 and "The Blind Girl," Sheet Music 1 are located at the bottom of the leaf. The documents "The Sweet Trinity (The Golden Vanity)," Sheet Music 8, "Lamkin," Sheet Music 7, "Sweet Forget-Me-Not," Sheet Music 2, and "I'll Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree," Sheet Music 3 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
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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 13

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Lady Gray

Scholarly Classification

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

Dimensions - Original

270 mm x 348 mm

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