Chico - Thunder And Lies 1
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Thunder & Lies
The Ballads of Francis James Child
Thu Feb 26, 7:30-9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Karen Warren
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Francis James Child (1825-1896) was Harvard's first professor of English. After Chaucer and the Elizabethan playwrights, he turned his attention to folk song, with the intention of seeking out "every valuable copy of every known ballad." The result was the five volumes of English and Scottish Popular Song published between 1882 and 1898. Child traced down songs and variants organized them by subject and researched parallel songs in many languages from all over Europe. His numbering system has been used by collectors and commentators on both sides of the pond ever since and the 300-plus songs are the basic repertoire of English and American narrative song. Some of the songs are as old as pre-Christian Europe, and they remain contemporary, as versions by Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Fairport Convention and countless others have shown. Magic, murder, passion and great poetry abound in these timeless songs. Join Chico Schwall and friends for new interpretations of some eternal classics.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, director, vocals, etc.
 Sir Patrick Spens #58
(18th c.) The English and Scottish Popular Ballads I traditional Scottish (w/m)
 House Carpenter #243
(17th c.) traditional English (w/m)
 The Maid and the Palmer #21
traditional English (w/m)
 The Bitter Withy
traditional English (w/m)
 Weep Willow Tree #286
traditional English (w/m)
 Willie's Lady #6
traditional English (w/m)
 Bogie's Bonnie Belle
traditional Scottish (w/m)
 The Wife of Usher's Well
(1802) Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border I traditional, Scottish (w/m)
 The Cruel Brother #11
traditional English/Scottish (w/m)
 Barbara Allen
(17th c.) traditional Scottish (w/m)
 Fair Margaret and Sweet William #74
(17th c.) traditional English (w/m)
 The Twa Brothers #49
traditional Scottish (w/m)
 The Famous Flower of Serving-Men #106
traditional English (w/m)

Associate Events
Thursday Feb 26
6:00 pmPre-concert Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
Thunder & Lies Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
A19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
B19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
C15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
O15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
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