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 midi controller will work in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, but it does not function in Internet Explorer or Edge.
For those browsers, you will have to use the download link in order to play the file.
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 March 1996
The links on this site were last checked in March 2017.