Many of these ballads are adapted from secular songs.
Jewitt, Ballads and Songs of Derbyshire (London, 1867); J.
The ballads relating to the Cid, of which nearly two hundred are extant, are greatly inferior in merit, though some of them are not unworthy to be ranked with the best in this kind.
Macquoid's Jacobite Songs and Ballads (1888); and English Jacobite Ballads, edited by A.
Dumfries, Annan, Kirkcudbright, Lochmaben and Sanquharthe "Five Carlins" of Burns's Election Ballads - combine to return one member to Parliament.