Pete Seeger on Jan. 18, 2009

Various genres

Countries, Regions
Lyrics France
Lyrics England
Lyrics Ireland
Lyrics US & Canada
Lyrics Austria
& Germany
Lyrics Flanders &
The Netherlands

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

Andreas' Radio Links


Songs &  Ballads
Link List
folk songs, lyrics and ballads link list
On this website I collected links containing traditional songs, folksongs and ballads from Germany, France, England, Britanny, Ireland, Scotland as well as from North America and other regions.  ah   11-Jan-2004

Lyrics various genres

Lyric Wiki

in french

Mountain Music for ereryone - songs

The Folkinfo Song Database

Lesley Nelson 's Folk Music Site
Lyrics, Midi, Origins, Historical Information and Background for traditional tunes from Britain, Ireland and America, circa 1650 to 1900. Includes Child Ballads, Sea Shanties 
and Turlough O'Carolan 

Melody Lane Folk Songs 

The Mudcat Cafe:
Link List Lyrics and Sheet Music

Canta Libre
lyrics from Ireland, Scotland, Great Britain, The US and gaelic songs -
Liedertexte aus Irland, Schottland, Großbritannien, den USA und Gälische Lieder

Airs, Anthems, Ballads, Canons, Ditties, Folksongs, Hymns and War Songs - Lieder aus allen Ländern
maintained by Richard Kopp
midi, text

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.

-Attention: a midi sound file starts with
opening of a song page.

Lauras Midi Heaven:

Folk & Traditional Songs from Around the World

Shanties and Sea Songs
by Andrew Draskóy

Folksongs of the world
by Frank Petersohn, CDN

Tale's songbook
by Theo Nessink

Deutsche und internationale Folksongs

German and International Folksongs
by Haus der Internationalen Folklore 
und der traditionellen Musik
text, chords, mp3 samples


a library of "bardic" folk songs, mostly from Ireland, Scotland, and England, intended to be an educational tool for propagating the living song tradition

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Countries, Regions


Lyrics France:

Favourite songs of Sylvain Piron
on his website Trad France

Le Chant traditionnel
by / par Annick Bideault

Chants populaires français
chansons du répertoire traditionnel

French Folksongs / Volkslieder aus Frankreich
von / by  Richard Kopp 
midi, text 


Panorama - Histoire des collectes

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

Le Parolier


Lyrics England:

The Yorkshire Garland Group
Folksongs collected in Yorkshire, mp3

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 

Songbook of the Harvard Celtic Society Website

A Bard's Celtic Lyric Directory
74 Popular Lyrics, Chords, MP3s,
with Background & some Tab -
The Brobdingnagian Bards


Lyrics USA & Canada:

John Quincy Wolf Collection Ozark Folk Songs

Almeida Riddle Collection
text and background information of 
early american songs, by Manfred Helfert

The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection
traditional american songs  

Le Gramophone virtuel
Enregistrements historiques Canadiens 

Bibliothèque Nationale du Quebec
Enregistrements sonores

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

American Ballads & Folk Songs
Complete Text, Lyrics & Sheet Music
collected and compiled by John A. Lomax
hosted on  

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 

Wisconsin Folksong Collection, 1937-1946

Mills Music Library Special Collections
part of  the Wisconsin Folksong Collection

Mountain Music for ereryone - songs

ezFolk -Folk and Traditional Song Lyrics

McGuinn's Folk Den

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Lyrics Austria and Germany

Deutschsprachiges Liederverzeichnis
German Language Song Index

by  Richard Kopp 
midi, text

Das Alojado Liederarchiv

by Michael Zachcial

Deutsches Volksliedarchiv
German Folk Song Archive, Freiburg
Historisch-kritisches Liederlexicon
Historical critical song encyclopedia

Feldforschungsaufnahmen des Dt. Volksliedarchivs
Um die Liste der Tonbeispiele abrufen zu können,
gibt man diesen Begriff in das Suchfeld ein:
Feldforschungsaufnahmen des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs
Field Recordings of the German Folk Song Archive
In Order to retrieve the list of sound samples, enter the following term in the search box:
Feldforschungsaufnahmen des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs

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 Aufzeichnungen.

The Folksong and Tune Archive
of Westphalia-Lippe

hosted by the Folk-Cultural Commission of the
Regional Association of Westphalia Lippe, Germany;
tunes from the region and folksongs, partially
in the old low-german westphalian language.
More than 16,000 data-sets of field-recordings,
sheet music and notices; in german

Lyrics The Netherlands & Flanders

Nederlandse Liederenbank

Dutch Song Database
more than 150,000 songs in the Dutch and Flemish language,
from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century;
in Dutch and English

Het oude Nederlandsche lied. Deel 1
by Florimond van Duyse, 1903

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Many thanks for a link to

Andreas' Songs & Ballads
Link List to:

Country Dance and Song Society

go to:
Trad & Folk Radio Links
Trad & Folk Music Links

Andreas' Radio Links


Contact:  Andreas Heising
last modified: 07-january-2014

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