And it was a radical part of your tool set, throwing it into a ballad, which was also a canonized jazz standard.
An aspiring composer [could] write an ‘Ode to Oberlin’ or a budding poet pen ‘The ballad of Barnard.’
Michelle Cottle on the ballad of Johnny and Rielle—and the lessons we can all learn from their torrid affair.
And on to the ballad of the Hanging Chads and the Lieutenant Goes Wind Surfing.
There were no longer any chord changes, and it was no longer a ballad.
But the said number is a ballad number, and has been since the antique time.
The hint of this ballad is found in Arndt's Murchen, Berlin, 1816.
It was an Oriental ballad all about poniards, flowers, and stars.
On the present occasion, I was prepared with a ballad of his.
He relates battles and skirmishes as from an eyewitness, when his eyes thievishly beguiled a ballad of them.
A simple narrative song, or a narrative poem suitable for singing. The ballad usually has a short stanza, such as:
There are twelve months in all the year,
As I hear many men say,
But the merriest month in all the year
Is the merry month of May.
A simple narrative song, or, alternatively, a narrative poem suitable for singing. (See under “Conventions of Written English.”)