Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

"Shirley Collins is without doubt one of
England's greatest cultural treasures"


Billy Bragg

Shirley's Repertoire

A B C
Adieu To All Judges And Juries
Adieu To Old England
All Things Are Quite Silent
Are You Going To Leave me?
Ashen Faggot Wassail
Babes In The Wood, The 
Bad Girl
Banks Of Sweet Mossom,The
Banks Of The Bann
Barbara Allen
Barley Straw, The 
Bedfordshire May Carol 
Bird In The Bush, The 
Black, White, Yellow And Green
Blackbirds & Thrushes
Black-Eyed Susan
Blacksmith, The
Blacksmith Courted Me, A 
Bobby Shaftoe
Bold Fisherman, The 
Boll Weevil, Holler
Bonnie Boy
Bonny Bunch of Roses, The 
Bonny Cuckoo
Bonny Irish Boy, The
Bonny Kate
Bonny Labouring Boy, The 
Brigg Fair
Ca' The Yowes
Cambridgeshire May Carol
Can Love Be Control'd By Advice?
Captain With The Whiskers, The 
C'est La Fin/Pour Mon Coeur
Charlie
Cherry Tree Carol, The 
Chiner's Song
Christ Made A Trance 
Claudy Banks
Come All You Little Streamers 
Come My Love
Cotton Eyed Joe/ What Shall We Do With The Baby
Cruel Mother, The 
Cuckoo, The
D E F
Dabbling In The Dew
Dance To You Daddy
Dearest Dear
Death And The Lady
Death Of Nelson,The 
Dennis O'Reilly
Died For Love
Down By The Seaside
Down In Yon Forest
Edi Beo Thu Hevene Quene Fair Maid Of Islington
False Bride, The 
False True Love
Fare Thee Well My Dearest Dear
Foggy Dew, The 
G H I
Gathering Rushes In The Month Of May
Geordie
George Collins
Gilderoy
Glenlogie
Go From My Window
God Dog
Golden Glove , The 
Gower Wassail, The 
Green Fields 
Greenwood Laddie
Gypsy's Wedding Day, The 
Hal-An-Tow
Hares On The Mountain
Higher Germanie
Hither, Dear Husband, Turn Your Eyes
Honour Bright
Hopping Down In Kent 
Hori-Horo
Horkstow Grange
Horn Fair 
Hunt Is Up , The
I Drew My Ship
I Sing Of A Maiden That Is Makeless 
Irish Boy, The
Irish Girl, The 
Is It Far To Bethlehem
J K L
Jane, Jane
Just As The Tide Was Flowing
Keeper Went Hunting, A  Lady & The Swine, The
Lady Margaret And Sweet William
Lancashire Lass
Little Gypsy Girl, The 
Locks And Bolts
Long Years Ago
Lord Allenwater
Lord Greggory
Lost In A Wood
Love Is Pleasin'
Lovely Joan
Loving Hannah
Lowlands
Lumps Of Plum Pudding
M N O
Magpie's Nest, The 
March The Morning Sun
Mariner's Farewell
Maydens Came, The 
Miser Thus A Shilling Sees,The 
Mistress's Health
Moon Shines Bright, The 
Mowing The Barley
Murder Of Maria Marten
My Bonny Miner Lad
Nellie The Milkmaid
Never Again
Newcastle
Nottamun Town
O Polly You Might Have Toy'd And Kist
O What Pain It Is To Part
Oakham Poachers , The 
Omie Wise
One Night As I Lay On My Bed
Our Captain Cried
Outlandish Knight, The 
Over The Hills And Far Away
Oxford Girl, The 
P Q R
Peas, Beans, Oats And The Barley
Plains Of Waterloo
Pleasant And Delightful
Polly On The Shore
Polly Vaughan
Poor Murdered Woman
Poor Old Horse
Poor Sally Sits A' Weeping
Poor Tom
Pretty Saro
Proud Maisrie
>Queen Of May, The  Ram Of Derbish Town, The 
Rambleaway
Reynardine
Richie Story
Rigs Of The Time, The 
Rockley Firs
S T U
Sailor From Dover
Salisbury Plain
Scarborough Fair
Searching For Lambs
Seven Yellow Gypsies
She Moves Through The Fair
Short Jacket And White Trousers
Six Dukes
Spaniards Cry
Spencer The Rover
Spermwhale Fishery, The 
Staines Morris
Streets of Derry
Swapping Song, The 
Sweet England
Sweet Primeroses, The 
Sweet William
Tailor & The Mouse, The
Tillington Poachers , The 
Turpin Hero
Two Brethren
Tyburn Tree
Unquiet Grave, The 
V W Y
Van Dieman's Land
Virgin Most Pure , A 
Wedding Song, The
When A Man's In Love
While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping 
White Hare, The 
Whitsun Dance
Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime
Young John
Youth's A Season Made For Joys