Come, gentle folke, and learn these broadsides by heart that thou mayest share my musical merriment withal!
And what be a broadside, thou shouldst ask?
A broadside be a single sheet contayning the lyrics and tune of a song, usually a ballad, which may be shared among the common people that all may learn so as to participate in the singing at parties and festivals. I have provided thee, dear friends, with some broadsides of some of my favourite, lesser-known songs (including some original compositions) that thou mayest rayse thy voyces with mine at the Faire.
Each title is presented in two different formats.
The Scorch format is an executable file which will play the song for you in real time as you follow along with the music. In order to view the Scorch page, you will have to download the Scorch plugin from Sibelius here.
The .pdf format can be read and printed using Adobe Reader. If you do not have the Adobe Reader, you can download it here.