David Atkinson is the author of The English Traditional Ballad and The Anglo-Scottish Ballad and its Imaginary Contexts, and co-editor of Folk Song: Tradition, Revival, and Re-creation and (with Steve Roud) Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America. He is the editor of Folk Music Journal and Executive Secretary of the Kommission für Volksdichtung (Ballad Commission).Steve Roud is a retired Local Studies librarian and is now a freelance writer and researcher specializing in the history of traditional song, folklore, and street literature. He is the compiler of the Folk Song Index, Broadside Index, and other ongoing online resources. His book publications include The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland, The English Year, London Lore, and The Lore of the Playground. He is co-editor of The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, A Dictionary of English Folklore, and (with David Atkinson) Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America.