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Y Saith Rhyfeddod (per Malcolm Douglas transcribed by ear from June Tabor recording) DT thread
Yarmouth Town DT thread
Ye Mar'ners All (from The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs) DT thread
Yellow on the Broom [Adam McNaughton] DT thread
Yorkshire Couple DT  
Yoshke, Yoshke / Der Rebe Hot... (from Pearls of Yiddish Song, Mlotek)   thread
You Can't Be a Pirate [Don Freed]   thread
You Gentlemen of England Fare (Malcolm notes: The DT text is from Flander and Olney's Ballads Migrant in New England (1953); no tune was given in that book, as the text was "received by mail from James Copeland of Brideport, Connecticut". There is, however, a reasonably close version, with tune, in Helen Creighton's Songs and Ballads from Nova Scotia (1932). This was noted from Mr. Ben Hennebury of Devil's Island, and I've made a midi from that notation. Mr. Copeland's text was reproduced verbatim, including his (probably accidental) rendering of "coronation" as "croronation". There are two errors in the DT file; in verse 6 line 3, "Beat" should be "great", and in verse 7, line 5 should end at "love", "I Hope" being the first part of line 6. Parts of the text have become garbled in the course of transmission, or require explanation; the information comes from Roy Palmer's Boxing the Compass (2001; formerly The Oxford Book of Sea Songs), where he gives a text called England's Great Loss by a Storm of Wind . Verse 3 line 2: "the old ram's head": a headland to the west of Plymouth, now called Rame Head. line 5: "fisher noes": originally "Fisher's Nose", part of the foreshore at the entrance to Sutton Harbour, Plymouth. line 6: "Thinking to bring our palamoers": in earlier versions, "Thinking to fetch up in Hamose", Hamoaze being a name for the mouth of the River Tamar. Verse 5: The following is the equivalent verse from the set published by Palmer, taken from J. Ashton's Real Sailors' Songs (1891): When we came to Northumberland Rock The Lion, Lynx and Antelope, The Loyalty and Eagle too, The Elizabeth made all to rue: She ran astern and the line broke, And sunk the Hardwick at a stroke. Re. Northumberland Rock, Palmer comments "This line in one version reads: Ashore went the Northumberland." The ballad was made on an historical event. Palmer again: "The outcome of the storm of September (not November) 1691, was less disastrous than the ballad indicates: two ships, the Coronation and the Harwich, were lost, and two more, the Royal Oak and the Northumberland, went aground but were later refloated." ) DT  
You've Gotta Have Heart DT thread
The Young and Single Sailor (from The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs) DT thread
Young Banker (midi from the tune as given in Kidson's MSS., published in the Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (vol.III no.I, 1936). It was noted by Charles Lolley from Mrs Kate Thompson of Knaresborough) DT  
Young Edwin In The Lowlands Low (from The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs)   thread
Young Forbest   thread
The Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime (from The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs)   thread
Young Jamie Foyers (from "Bothy Songs and Ballads" (James Ord, 1930)) DT thread
The Young Man on the Railway (full) [Harry Clifton & W.H. Brinkworth]   thread
The Young Man on the Railway (melody) [Harry Clifton & W.H. Brinkworth]   thread
The Young Oysterman (source unknown)   thread
The Young Oysterman (source unknown)   thread
Young Redin (per Malcolm: Child #68 (Young Hunting). The DT text is Child's example B, from Kinloch's Ancient Scottish Ballads (1827), and was noted from a Miss E. Beattie (from Mearns-shire), in Edinburgh.Her tune was printed by Kinloch, and I have used Bronson's emended version,) DT thread
Young Roger Esquire (from Peter Kennedy's Folksongs of Britain and Ireland) DT thread
Your Light from the Lighthouse (transcribed by Blessings Barbara) DT thread
Youth's the Season (From John Gay's Beggar's Opera (song number XXII) Frank Kidson identifies the tune to which it was set as follows: "Air: ...Zoney's Rant, in the third volume of the Dancing Master (circ. 1726).") DT  
Zulu Warrior (from the Marais & Miranda songbook, Folk Song Jamboree)   thread

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