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The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species. (Quote by - Alan Lomax)

Even on the most serious ballads, I'll throw in a tongue-in-cheek remark. (Quote by - Brad Paisley)

For a ballad's a thing you expect to find lies in. (Quote by - Samuel Lover)

I think that ballads are always something where I can really become one with the audiance. (Quote by - Namie Amuro)

I had rather be a kitten and cry mew Than one of these same metre ballet-mongers. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

And when power ballads come back, we'll get big hair again. (Quote by - Jerry Cantrell)

I was kind of known as a ballad singer. People would send ballads. Some of them would go over my shoulder and float off the top of my head, and I just didn't feel anything. Then I would hear a song that would absolutely shake me. (Quote by - Rita Coolidge)

I knew a very wise man that believed that . . . if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation. (2),(Quote by - Andrew Fletcher)

Some people resemble ballads which are only sung for a certain time. (Quote by - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld)

I love a ballad but even too well if it be doleful matter merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed and sung lamentably. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The farmer's daughter hath soft brown hair And I met with a ballad, I can't say where, That wholly consisted of lines like these. (Quote by - Charles Stuart Calverley)

True popular ballads are the spontaneous products of nature. (Quote by - Francis James Child)

In Van Halen there were moments, like in some of the ballads, I put my heart and soul into those records. Those lyrics when I sang 'em, I gave myself goosebumps. (Quote by - Sammy Hagar)

In nearly all ballads, the words set the mood and meaning, while the music intensifies or enhances them. (Quote by - Kate Smith)

A famous man is Robin Hood The English ballad-singer's joy. (Quote by - William Wordsworth)

I have a passion for ballad. . . . They are the gypsy children of song, born under green hedgerows in the leafy lanes and bypaths of literature,--in the genial Summertime. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

I also plan to release a ballads collection. (Quote by - Vinnie Vincent)

Thespis, the first professor of our art, At country wakes snug ballads from a cart. (Quote by - John Dryden)

I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money. (Quote by - Elvis Presley)

Some of my other heroes around that time were, oddly enough, Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole and people like that - I was always more inclined to listen to ballads. (Quote by - William Bell)

More solid things do not show the complexion of the times so well as Ballads and Libels. (Quote by - John Selden)

The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age. (Quote by - Lascelles Abercrombie)

I've now got the music book ready, Do sit up and sing like a lady A recitative from Tancredi, And something from "Palpiti!" Sing forte when first you begin it, Piano the very next minute, They'll cry "What expression there's in it!" Don't sing English ballads to me! (Quote by - Thomas Haynes Bayly)

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