Children in the Woods

Anonymous, 1595

“The Children in the wood. Being a true relation of the inhuman murder of two children ...,” Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project, accessed February 8, 2021,

broadside is a single sheet of inexpensive paper with a ballad, rhyme, news, or advertisement printed on one side. Some broadsides include woodcut illustrations. Broadsides of song lyrics typically do not include musical notation. Instead, they often indicate a well-known melody to which the words could be applied. Broadsides were among the most common forms of printed material between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly in Britain, Ireland, and North America.  

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