This list is not intended to be comprehensive.
British Traditional Ballads in the Southern Mountains, Volume 2, Jean Ritchie, 1960
Ballads from Her Appalachian Family Tradition, Jean Ritchie, 1961
British Traditional Ballads Of The Southern Mountains, Vol. 2, Jean Ritchie, 1961
Two-Way Trip, Ewan McColl, 1961
Joseph Able Trivett, Joseph Able Trivett, 1962
In Concert, Joan Baez, 1962
Dulcimer Songs and Solos, Paul Clayton, 1962
Folk At The Phil!, The Spinners, 1964
Old Love Songs and Ballads from the Big Laurel, North Carolina, Various Artists (Dillard Chandler), 1964
American Folk Singers And Balladeers, Various Artists (Joan Baez), 1964
Home Again, Doc Watson, 1967
Pretty Saro, Hedy West, 1966
The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945, Vol. 2, Various Artists (John Jacob Niles), 1967
Prince Heathen, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, 1969
Sings Folk Songs, Shep Ginandes, 196?
Introducing The Beers Family, The Beers Family, 196?
Liege and Lief, Fairport Convention, 1970
The Joan Baez Ballad Book, Joan Baez, 1972
Live, Fairport Convention, 1974
Songs and Ballads, Frankie Armstrong, 1976
The Songbook, Joan Baez, 1977
Golden Hour Presents, Volume 2, Joan Baez, 1977
Mother Jones' Will, Nimrod Workman, 1978
Brighter Than Usual, Bodgers Mate, 1978
Farewell, Farewell, Fairport Convention, 1980
House Full, Fairport Convention, 1986
Island Life, Various Artists (Fairport Convention), 1988
History Of, Fairport Convention, 1989
Just Gimme Something I'm Use To, Norman and Nancy Blake, 1992
Island Life Media Sampler, Various Artists (Fairport Convention), 1996
Collection, John Jacob Niles, 19??
Encore/Encore, Fairport Convention, 2000
Heart of England Volume Two, Various Artists (Fairport Convention), 2002
Songcatcher II: The Tradition That Inspired the Movie, Various Artists (Doc Watson), 2002
DocFest: A Tribute to Doc Watson and His Musical Partners Merle Watson and Jack Lawrence, Various Artists, 2003
This Is Folk, Various Artists (Fairport Convention), 2006
Possibly played by Garcia at the Chateau in Menlo Park on November 18th 1961, though no tape circulates.
Collected by Child (Ballad No. 81) as Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard. Occurs in many ballad collections with a great variety of titles including; Little Mattie, Little Matha Groves, Lord Orland's Wife, Lord Arnold, Lord Daniels Wife, Lord Banner, Little Musgrave, Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard and so on. Matty Groves has become the 'standard' title in recent times.
A fragment of the text of the song occurs in the Fletcher and Beaumont play The Knight of the Burning Pestle from 1611. Parts of the text were entered in the Stationers Register in 1630. The earliest record of a tune connected with the text is from 1827.
The song appeared to have died out in the oral tradition in Britain in the 19th century. All 20th century collections of the song have been in the US where it remained widely distributed.