ballad

The English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA) seeks to “archive all of the surviving ballads published during the heyday of the black-letter ornamental broadside ballad of the 17th century—estimated to stand at some 10,000 extant works.” One popular ballad from the era was “The Wandering Prince of Troy,” which appeared first around 1630 and was frequently reprinted, e.g. 1658-64; 1663-74; 1684-95; 1763-75 (others). EBBA has a text transcription as well as a recording.

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