Collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams in East Hornden, Essex. Fragment of longer ballad The Soldier And The Maid (in the US: The Trooper And The Maid). Christy Moore sang two versions of As I Roved Out: the one with Planxty and his own, performed in '79 and zchoed by Van Morrison in As I Walked Out in 2020.
Jeff Stockton [oldest American version collected by Cecil Sharp in Flag Pond, Tennessee as The False Young Man]
Seamus Ennis [Lomax/Kennedy recording]
Sarah Makem [a Jean Ritchie recording]
Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [Tommy knew the song from his mother Sarah]
Woods Band [with Terry Woods]
Martyn Wyndham-Read [on cd Song Links 2]
Kieron Means [as The False Young Man]
When Alan Lomax moved his activities to Ireland and the British isles, 'folksong' wasn't even a common denominator. In search for traditional song material, he and his team of song catchers hunted for "songs that started with As I Roved Out", which became the title of his BBC radio folk series.