Roud Folk Song Index and Broadside Index
The Roud Folk Song Index seeks to provide details of English-language traditional songs that have been recorded in any medium - books, journals, newspapers, manuscript collections in public and private hands, published or unpublished sound recordings, videos, websites, and so on. -- The bulk of the entries in the Broadside Index are references to songs published on printed street literature trade (late 16th to late 19th centuries) in the form of broadsides, chapbooks, and cheap songsters. Coverage has been extended to include a much wider range of popular and vernacular songs including, in particular, 18th century songbooks and 19th century music hall publications. Originally envisaged as covering Britain and Ireland, material from across the English-speaking world is now included. The cut-off date is about 1920.