We take a special look at a couple traditional ballads and some literary ballads.
Works for this episode:
“John Henry” traditional ballad performed by Pete Seeger from his Smithsonian Folkways album American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1
“Barbary Allen” traditional ballad performed by Jean Ritchie from her Smithsonian Folkways album Jean Ritchie: Ballads from Her Appalachian Family Tradition
“Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Song of Wandering Aengus” by William Butler Yeats
“La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad” by John Keats
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