Welcome to Lesley Nelson-Burns' (aka the Contemplator)'s Folk
Folk and Traditional Music and Popular Songs,
with Lyrics, Midi, Tune Information and History
behind the folksongs and ballads. Irish, British and American
including Francis J. Child Ballads and Sea
The background music is
Sequenced by Lesley Nelson-Burns
Please be aware that the background midi music may not play in some versions of Chrome.
You will have to download the file and play it.
There doesn't seem to be an easy fix for this,
and with so many pages a complicated fix is not in the near future.
If you wish to use any of these tunes in an
archive or on a webpage READ THIS.
If you have questions, please go to the Introduction.
There is a Framed Version with all of the songs listed on the right frame by subject for easy browsing.
Other Pages on this Site
If you are looking for a particular folksong, the fastest
way to find it is to use the Search Engine
Folk Music Resources
Because of the many requests I receive for information on
songbooks and other resources I have become an Amazon Associate
(that's the book store type Amazon...) For resources click
below to check out
The Contemplator's Folk
Music and Carolan Resource Center
The Contemplator's Folk Music Site was established in
The links on this site were checked on February 26, 2012 and have been fixed. This doesn't mean there aren't any broken links. With nearly 4000 links on these pages, no matter now often I check, there always seem to be some that have rotted.