Note from Grove:
"Beethoven appears to have begun arranging folksongs for the Scottish publisher George Thomson in late 1809 or early 1810. He continued to do so at intervals until at least 1816. It was his own idea to extend the scope of the project to include songs not of British origin; most of these were never published by Thomson. In the lists below, the songs are grouped as they appear in the edition of Beethoven's complete works xxiv and have many later publications." (Grove, 409)
- WoO 152. Twenty-five Irish songs. (London and Edinburgh, 1814), compete edition, wwiv/261: 1. The Return to Ulster. 2. Sweet power of song, duet. 3. Once more I hail thee. 4. The morning air plays on my face. 5. The massacre of Glencoe. 6. What shall I do to show how much I love her?, duet. 7. His boat comes on the sunny tide. 8. Come draw we round a cheerful ring. 9. The Soldier's Dream. 10. The Deserter. 11. Thou emblem of faith. 12. English Bulls. 13. Musing on the roaring ocean. 14. Dermot and Shelah. 15. Let brain-spinning swains. 16. Hide not thy anguish. 17. In vain to this desert, duet. 18. They bid me slight my Dermot, dear, duet. 19. Wife, Children and Friends, duet. 20. Farewell bliss and farewell fancy, duet. 21. Morning a cruel turmoiler is. 22. From Garyone, my happy home. 23. A wand'ring gypsy, Sirs, am I. 24. The traugh Welcome. 25. Oh harp of Erin.
- WoO 153. Twenty Irish songs (London and Edinburgh, 1814 [nos. 3 - 4], 1816 [nos. 5 - 10]; complete edition, xxiv/262: 1. When eve's last rays, duet. 2. No riches from his scanty store. 3. The British Light Dragoons. 4. Since greybeards inform us. 5. I dream'd I lay where flow'rs were springing, duet. 6. Sad and luckless was the season. 7. O sooethe me, my lure. 8. Norah of Balamagairy, with chorus. 9. The kiss, dear maid, thy lip has lef. 10. Oh! Thou hapless soldier, duet. 11. Then far from the to me. 12. I'll praise the Saints. 13. 'Tis sunshine at last. 14. Paddy O'Rafferty. 15. 'Tis but in vain. 16. O might I but my Patrick love. 17. Come, Darby dear. 18. No more, my Mary. 19. July, lovely, matchless creature. 20. Thy ship must sail.
- WoO 154. Twelve Irish songs (London and Edinburgh, 1816 [without nos. 2 and 7], complete edition xxiv/258: 1. The Elfin Fairies. 2. Oh harp of Erin. 3. The Farewell Song. 4. The pulse of an Irishman. 5. Oh! Who, my dear Dermot. 6. Put round the bright wine. 7. From Garyone, my happy home. 8. Save me from the grave and wise, with chorus. 9. Oh! Would I were but that sweet linnet, duet. 10. The hero may perish, duet. 11. The Soldier in a Foreign Land, duet. 12. He promised me at parting, duet.
- WoO 155. Twenty-six Welsh songs (London and Edinburgh, 18170, complete edition xxiv/263: 1. Sion, the son of Evan, duet. 2. The Monks of Bangor's March, duet. 3. The Cottage Maid. 4. Love without Hope. 5. A golden robe my love shall wear. 6. The fair Maids of Mona. 7. Oh let the night my blushes hide. 8. Farewell, thou noisy town. 9. To the Aeolian Harp. 10. Ned Pugh's Farewell. 11. Merch Megan. 12. Waken lords and ladies gay. 13. Helpless Woman. 14. The Dream, duet. 15. When mortals all to rest retire. 16. The Damsels of Cardigan. 17. The Dairy House. 18. Sweet Richard. The Vale of Clwyd. 20. To the Blackbird. 21. Cupid's Kindness. 22. Constancy, duet. 23. The Old Strain. 24. Three Hundred Pounds. 25. The Parting Kiss. 26. Good Night.
- op. 108. Twenty-five Scottish songs (London and Edinburgh, 1818; Berlin, 1822); complete edition xxiv/257: 1. Music, Love, and Wine, with chorus. 2. Sunset. 3. Oh! Sweet were the hours. 4. The Maid of Isla. 5. The sweetest lad was Jamie. 6. Dim, dim is my eyes. 7. Bonnie laddie, highland laddie. 8. The lovely lass of Inverness. 9. Behold my love how green the groves, duet. 10. Sympathy. 11. Oh! Thou art the lad. 12. Oh, had my fate. 13. Come fill, fill, my good fellow, with chorus. 14. O, how can I be blithe. 15. O cruel was my father. 16. Could this ill world. 17. O Mary, at thy window be. 18. Enchantress, farewell. 19. O swiftly glides the bonny boat, with chorus. 20. Faithfu' Johnie. 21. Jeanie's Distress. 22. The Highland Watch, with chorus. 23. The Shepherd's Song. 24. Again, my lyre. 25. Sally in our Alley.
- WoO 156. Twelve Scottish songs (London and Edinburgh, 1822 [no. 1[, 1824-5 [nos. 2-4, 8, 9, 12], 1839 [nos. 5-6], 1841 [nos. 7, 10, 11], complete edition xxiv/260: 1. The Banner of Buccleuch, trio. 2. Duncan Gray, trio. 3. Up quit thy bower, trio. 4. Ye shepherds of this pleasant vale, trio. 5. Cease your funning. 6. Highland Harry. 7. Polly Stewart. 8. Womankind, trio. 9. Nochnager, trio. 10. Glencoue, trio. 11. Auld lang syne, trio with chorus. 12. The Quaker's Wife, trio.
- WoO 157. Twelve songs of various nationality (London and Edinburgh, 1816 [now. 2, 6, 8, 11], 1822 [no. 3], 1824-5 [no. 5], 1839 [no. 1[, complete edition xxiv/259: 1. God Save the King (Engl), with chorus. 2. The Soldier (Irish). 3. O Charlie is my darling (Scottish), trio. 4. O sanctissima (Sicilian), trio. 5. The Miller of the Dee (Eng.), trio. 6. A health to the brave (Irish), trio. 7. Since all thy vows, false maid (Irish), trio. 8. By the side of the Shannon (Irish). 9. Highlander's Lament (Scottish), with chorus. 10. Sir Johnnie Cope (?Scottish). 11. The Wandering Minstrel (Irish), with chorus. 12. La gondoletta (Venetian).
- WoO 158a. Twenty-three songs of various nationality, 'Die Musik', i (1902-3) [no. 19], J. Schmidt-goerg, 'Unbekannte Manuskripte zu Beethovens weltlicher und geistlicher Gesangsmusik' (Bonn, 1928) [no. 17], complete, Leipzig, 1943: 1. Ridder Sing tjener i Congens Gaard (Dan.). 2. Horch auf, mein Liebchen (Ger.). 3. Wegen meiner bleib d'Fraeula (Ger.). 4. Wann i in der Frueh aufsteh (Tirolean). 5. I bin a Tyroler Bua (Tirolean). 6. A Madel, ja a Madel (Tirolean). 7. Wer solche Buema afipackt (Tirolean). 8. Ih mag di nit (Tirolean). 9. Oj upilem sie w karczmie (Pol.). 10. Pszla baba po popiol (Pol.). 11. Yo no quiero embarcarme (?Port.). 12. Seus lindos olhos (Port.), duet. 13. Im Walde sind viele Muecklein geboren (Russ.). 14. Ach Baechlein, Baechlein, kuehle Wasser (Russ.). 15. Unsere Maedchen gingen in den Wald (Russ). 16. Schoene Minka, ich muss scheiden (Ukrainian 'Au cosaque'). 17. Lilla Carl, so sott i frid (Swed). 18. An a Bergli bin i gesaesse (?Swiss). 19. Una paloma blanca (Sp: 'Bolero a solo'). 20. Como la mariposa (Sp: 'Bolero a due'), duet. 21. La trianna se embarca (Sp.). 22. Edes kinos emlekezet (Hung.). 23. Da brava, Catina (Venetian).
- WoO 158b. Seven British songs (most texts traced by W. Hess): 1. Adieu my lov'd harp (Irish). 2. Text unidentified (Irish), quartet. 3. Oh was not I a weary wight (Scottish). 4. Red gleams the sun (Scottish). 5. Erin! Oh, Erin! (Irish or Scottish). 6. O Mary ye's be clad in silk (Scottish). 7. Lament for Owen Rose O'Neill (Irish), text inc.
- WoO 158c. Siz songs of various nationality (most texts traced by Hess): 1. When my hero in court appears (from The Beggar's Opera). 2. Non, non, Collette n'est point trompeuse (from Le devin du village). 3. Mark yonder pomp of costly fashion (Scottish). 4. Bonnie wee thing (Scottish), trio. 5. From thee, Eliza, I must go (Scottish), trio. 6. Text unidentified.
- Hess 168. Air francais (text unidentified).
- Two Austrian folksongs, with pianoforte accompaniment, published in 'Niederrheinische Musikzeitung, xiii (1865).
- Hess 133. Das liebe Kaetzchen.
- Hess 134. Der Kabe auf dem Berge.