Primary sources

Aikin, John, Essays on Song-Writing; With a collection of such English songs as are most eminent for poetical merit (London, 1810). Available from: https://archive.org/details/essaysonsongwrit00aikiuoft.

Anderson, Robert, The Poetical Works of Robert Anderson, 2 vols (Carlisle, 1820). Available from: https://archive.org/details/poeticalworksro01sandgoog.

Bell, John, (ed.), Rhymes of Northern Bards (2nd edn, Newcastle, 1971). Available from: https://archive.org/details/rhymesnorthernb01bellgoog.

Chappell, William (ed.), A Collection of National English Airs, consisting of Ancient Song, Ballad, & Dance Tunes (London, 1840). Available from: https://archive.org/details/rhymesnorthernb01bellgoog/page/n8.

Chappell, William (ed.), Popular Music of the Olden Time; A Collection of Ancient Songs, Ballads, and Dance Tunes, Illustrative of the National Music of England, 2 vols (London, 1855–9). Available from: https://archive.org/details/popularmusicofol02chapuof.

Chappell, William, The Ballad Literature and Popular Music of the Olden Time: a History of the Ancient Songs, Ballads, and of the Dance Tunes of England, with Numerous Anecdotes and entire Ballads; also, a Short Account of the Minstrels, airs harmonized by G.A. Macfarren, 2 vols (London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell, 1859).

Dixon, James H. (ed.), Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England (London, 1846). Available from: https://archive.org/details/ancientpoemsbal01dixogoog.

Hogarth, George, The Songs of Charles Dibdin, chronologically arranged, with notes, historical, biographical, and critical, 2 vols (London, 1842, 1848). Available from: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100679440.

Kitchiner, William, The Sea Songs of Charles Dibdin, with a memoir of his life and writings by William Kitchiner, M.D. (London, 1823). Available from: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=y9maidMLu94C.

Ritson, Joseph, A Select Collection of English Songs: In Three Volumes (London: printed for J. Johnson, 1783).

Secondary sources

Cox Jensen, Oskar, Kennerley, David, and Newman, Ian (eds), Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture (Oxford, 2018).

Roud, Steve, Folk Song in England by Steve Roud, (Faber & Faber, 2017).

Scott, Derek B., The Singing Bourgeois: Songs of the Victorian Drawing Room and Parlour (2nd edn, Aldershot, 2001).