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Things that are named "The Ballad of (Something)".

"The" being optional, as is the case with its parent trope, The X of Y.

See also The Something Song and Something Blues. Note: actual Ballad form requires specific meter and rhythm, and not all of these examples fit that classification in its strictest sense. The trope is about the name, not the song structure.


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  • An early Doctor Who serial, The Gunfighters, had "The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon".
  • The Gilligan's Island theme song is actually called "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle" (written by creator Sherwood Schwartz and George Wyle)
  • The theme to The Beverly Hillbillies is "The Ballad of Jed Clampett".
  • An episode of Alton Brown 's Good Eats featuring foods that are both salty and sweet in nature, was appropriately titled The Ballad of Salty and Sweet.
  • Firefly has The Ballad of Jayne Cobb.
    • Firefly's opening is The Ballad of Serenity.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? has "The Ballad of Leonard the Lawyer".
  • The Ballad of Big Al.

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  • The Ballads of Booth, Czolgosz, and Guiteau in Assassins.
  • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.
  • The Ballad of Ollie Deasy
  • "The Ballad of Sara Berry" from Ryan Scott Oliver's 35MM
  • The Ballad of Baby Doe, an opera.
  • "Ballad of the Robbers" from Knickerbocker Holiday.
  • "The Ballad of Farquaad" from Shrek: The Musical.
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