Folk Songs: Known Author or Not

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Can you name the (k)nown or (u)nknown authorship for these folk songs?

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Song Title(K)nown or (U)nknown AuthorSample Lyric
This Little Light of MineThis little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Ev'ry day, ev'ry day, ev'ry day, ev'ry day.
Gypsy DavyTonight I lie in a wide-open field
In the arms of the raggle-taggle gypsy, O.
Hard Times Come Again No MoreLet us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears
While we all sup sorrow with the poor
Loch LomondYou'll take the high road and I'll take the low road
And I'll be in Scotland before ye
Tam LinI forbid you maidens all that wear gold in your hair
To travel to Carterhaugh, for young Tam Lin is there
Early One MorningOh, don't deceive me!
Oh, never leave me!
Holy GroundFare thee well, my lovely Dinah, a thousand times adieu
We are bound away from the Holy Ground and the girls we love so true
Fair and Tender LadiesCome all you fair and tender ladies
Take warning how you court young men
Across the Great DivideNow I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction across the Great Divide
Streets of LondonLet me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London
Bicycle Built for TwoDaisy, daisy
Give me your answer, do
I'll Tell Me MaI'll tell me ma, when I get home
The boys won't leave the girls alone
Leaving on a Jet PlaneI'm leaving on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Leaving of LiverpoolIt's not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me
But my darling when I think of thee
Lavender BlueLavender's blue, dilly dilly
Lavender's green
The Lion Sleeps TonightIn the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
House of the Rising SunThere is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
The Ballad of GlencoeOh, cruel was the snow that sweeps Glencoe
And covers the grave o' Donald
I'll Take You Home KathleenOh! I will take you back, Kathleen
To where your heart will feel no pain
London Bridge is Falling DownLondon bridge is falling down
My fair lady
The DutchmanLet us go to the banks of the ocean
Where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee
John Jacob Jingleheimer SchmidtJohn Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
His name is my name too
Blowin' in the WindHow many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Jug of PunchA small bird sat on an ivy bunch
And the song he sang was a jug of punch.
There But For FortuneAnd I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why
And there, but for fortune, go you or I
Mr. BojanglesI knew a man Bojangles and he danced for you
In worn-out shoes
Will the Circle Be UnbrokenWill the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by?
Shoals of HerringAs a cabin boy on a sailin' Lugger
We were off to hunt the shoals of herring
Finnegan's WakeWasn't it the truth I told you
Lots of fun at Finnegan's wake
AlouetteAlouette, gentile Alouette
Alouette, je te plumerai

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