Pete Seeger(+) on Jan. 18, 2009, during Barak Obama's inaugural opening ceremonies.

Various genres

Countries, Regions
Lyrics France
Lyrics Wallonia-Belgium
Lyrics E1ngland

Lyrics Ireland
Lyrics US & Canada
Lyrics Austria
& Germany
Lyrics The Netherlands
& Flanders-Belgium

Italy: Popular & Traditional Songs

see also:
Trad & Folk-Radio Links
Trad & Folk Music Links


Songs &  Ballads
Link List
traditional songs, folk songs and ballads link list
On this website I collected links containing traditional songs, folk songs and ballads from Germany, France, England, Britany, Ireland, Scotland as well as from North America and other regions.  ah  

established in January 2004
last revised: June 2021

La Fête du chant traditionnel
à Bovel (France, 35)



Lyrics various genres

in French

The Mudcat Cafe:
Link List Lyrics and Sheet Music

Traditional Music Library
maintained by Rod Smith 
midi, gif, text

Folk Songs
A collection of folk songs, primarily from
Britain and Ireland, USA, collected by 
Ron Clarke and by other people, with MIDIs, sequenced by Ron Clarke.

Shanties and Sea Songs
by Andrew Draskóy

Folksongs of the world
by Frank Petersohn, CDN

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Countries, Regions


Lyrics France & French Song

Favourite songs of Sylvain Piron
on his website Trad France

Le Chant traditionnel
by / par Annick Bideault

Chants populaires français

French Folksongs / Volkslieder aus Frankreich
by  Richard Kopp 

Wikitrad songs on Soundcloud

Songs and music from Britanny

Songs collected by Dastum 44
Center for oral heritage of the Loire-Atlantique department, France; field recordings
primarily dance songs
Collection on Soundcloud  Dastum 44 Blog

Répertoire d'airs traditionnels
"les Épinettes des Vosges"
maintained by
Christophe Toussaint

La Bourrée
about 100 dance and song tunes collected in
Joseph Canteloube's book "La Bourrée"
published in 1929
abc-transcription by Steve Mansfield
pdf-file with index created from the
  by Chuck Boody
on (french)

Oral Heritage Portal, France
Collective catalogue of sound and moving images archives on oral tradition in France

Le Réseau Chant Gallo

La Fête du chant traditionnel
à Bovel (35)

CERDO - Centre d’Etudes, de Recherche et de Documentation sur l’Oralité
Poitou-Charentes and Vendée
field recordings

Chansons traditionnelles française
youtube playlist, 116 songs

Lyrics Wallonia - Belgium

Projet Melchior
Ressources pour les musiques de tradition en Wallonie

Lyrics England:

Steeleye Span Lyrics

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Lyrics Ireland:  

Celtic Lyrics

Digital Tradition Folk Music Database, songs 
text, midi , abc, Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab 

A Bard's Celtic Lyric Directory
74 Popular Lyrics, Chords, MP3s,

with Background & some Tab -
The Brobdingnagian Bards

Lyrics USA & Canada:

The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection
traditional american songs  

The John and Ruby Lomax 1939
Southern States Recording Trip Collection
by US Library of Congress

Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections
by US Library of Congress

Lyrics to Traditional and Bluegrass Songs

America singing
nineteenth century song sheets
US Library of Congress

MacEdward Leach and the Songs
of Atlantic Canada

Memorial University of Newfoundland

The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection

-Folk and Traditional Song Lyrics

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Lyrics Austria and Germany

Historical-critical song-lexicon
of the german song-archive in Freiburg

Historisch-kritisches Liederlexikon des deutschen Liedarchivs in Freiburg

Field Recordings of the German
Song Archive in Freiburg
hosted at the Online Public Access Catalogue
(Music - OPAC) of the "Bibliotheksservice-
Zentrum Baden-Wuerttemberg" (BSZ) 

German Folk Song Archive
of Michael Zachcial, Bremen

Folk Songs and Political Songs -
Youtube compilation, songs primarily
in German and regional German languages

Deutschsprachiges Liederverzeichnis
German Language Song Index

by  Richard Kopp 

Das Liederarchiv - The Folk Song Archive

Deutsches Lied - The German Folk Song

The Folk Song and Tune Archive
of Westphalia-Lippe

hosted by the Folk-Cultural Commission of the
Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe;
tunes from the region and folk songs, partially
in the old Low-German Westphalian language.
More than 16,000 data-sets of field-recordings,
sheet music and notices; in German

Volkslied- und Tonarchiv der
Region Westfalen-Lippe
von der Volkskundlichen Kommission des Landschaftsverbandes
Westfalen-Lippe; Musik und Volkslieder, teilweise in der alten
niederdeutschen, westfaelischen Sprache. Mehr als 16.000
Datensaetze mit Feldaudfnahmen, Notenbblaettern und

Lyrics The Netherlands & Flanders

Dutch Song Database
Nederlandse Liederenbank

Popular and Traditional Songs

Canzone Italiana 1900 - 2000
Tradizioni Popolari

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see also:
Trad & Folk Radio Links
Trad & Folk Music Links


Andreas Heising
Cologne, Germany

last revised: June-2021

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