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Edition - Bod4003

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1821]

Imprint: Printed by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials


Ballad

Title: Winter is come and the queen is no more

First Line: Dark winter is come, and the heavy dull sky

Subjects:  Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, queen, consort of George IV, king of Great Britain, 1768-1821

Johnson Ballads fol. 34

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Edition - Bod4007

Imprint Names:  Moore, J.

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1846 and 1852

Imprint: Printed and Sold Wholesale, by J. Moore, No 1, Castle-court, Belfast


Ballad - Roud Number: V3035

Title: The real Irish stew

First Line: Some like herrings red from the ocean

Tune: Red, white, and blue

Harding B 26(558)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod4008

Imprint Names:  Haly

Imprint Locations:  Cork

Date  18--

Imprint: Haly, Printer, Cork

Notes:  2806 c.8(130) is another edition Harding B 26(569) is another edition


Ballad - Roud Number: V4246

Title: The repenting sinner

First Line: Good christians, young & old, give ear unto my scroll

Themes:  ReligionRepentance

2806 c.18(262)

Notes:  Slip. Slip.


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Harding B 26(570)

Notes:  Slip. Slip.


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Edition - Bod4012

Imprint Names:  The Poet's Box

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1846 and 1852

Imprint: Sold only at the \"Poet's Box\" and General Job Printing-office ... No. 1, Castle-court, Belfast


Ballad - Roud Number: 22376

Title: The slave chase

First Line: Set every stitch of canvass to woo the fresh'ning wind

Themes:  Slavery

Harding B 26(606)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod4015

Imprint Names:  The Poet's Box

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1846 and 1852

Imprint: Sold only at the \"Poet's Box\" and General Printing-office, 1, Castle-court, Belfast


Ballad - Roud Number: V25539

Title: Stormont castle

First Line: I am a native of the county Down, wherein I spent some happy days

Subjects:  Stormont (Ireland)

Themes:  Land tenure - Ireland

Harding B 26(628)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod4016

Imprint Names:  Moore, J.

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1846 and 1852

Imprint: Moore, Printer, Castle-court


Ballad - Roud Number: 13887

Title: To the West! to the West!

First Line: To the west! to the west! to the land of the free

Themes:  Emigration

Harding B 26(647)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod4017

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: Hodges, Printer (from I. Pitt's wholesale toy warehouse, 31, [Dudley] Street, 7 Dials

Notes:  Harding B 11(490) and Johnson Ballads 578 are two impressions of another edition.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1778

Title: The pilot

First Line: Ah! pilot 'tis a fearful night

Themes:  Naval

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4033

Title: Burial club

First Line: My old 'ooman one day says to me

Themes:  Burial

Firth b.25(395)

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Edition - Bod4019

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, 14, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  Harding B 4(49) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1369

Title: Patrick O'Neal, or, The Irishman's description of a man of war

First Line: O ye sons of Hibernia, who're snug on dry land

Themes:  Naval battles

Harding B 4(50)

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Johnson Ballads 943

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Edition - Bod4020

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J, Pitts, 6, Great St. An[drew] Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  Harding B 4(50) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1369

Title: Patrick O'Neal. Or, The Irishman's description of a man of war

First Line: O ye sons of Hibernia; who're snug on dry land

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 4(49)

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Edition - Bod4021

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printe[r,] 2, & 3, Monmouth Court, [7] Dials

Notes:  Another issue forms part of a sheet of three ballads; see Harding B 11(2973).


Ballad - Roud Number: 967

Title: Paul Jones

First Line: An American frigate, call'd the Richard by name

Subjects:  Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792

Themes:  American Revolution, 1775-1783

Johnson Ballads 247

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod4022

Imprint Names:  Heppel, R.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1827 and 1840

Imprint: Printed by R. Heppel, 113, Coleshill-street, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V32687

Title: Quebec trader

First Line: On the 14th of November to Quebec we set sail

Themes:  Shipwreck

2806 c.17(354)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(461).


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Edition - Bod4024

Imprint Names:  Dean, R. and W. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1805

Imprint: [R. & W. Dean & Co. Printers, Manchester]


Ballad - Roud Number: V31893

Title: Queen Mab

First Line: Great Shakespeare informs us, and faith so it seems

2806 c.17(355)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(339).


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Edition - Bod4026

Imprint Names:  Thompson, G.

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

Date  between 1789 and 1820

Imprint: [Thompson, Printer, 156 Dale street]


Ballad - Roud Number: V2890

Title: The red red rose

First Line: O my love's like the red red rose

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

2806 c.17(357)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(134).


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Edition - Bod4027

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1831

Imprint: Wright, Printer, Smithfield, Birm.


Ballad - Roud Number: V9159

Title: The rigs of the times

First Line: Ye men of high and low degree, come listen to my song

Themes:  TradesmenFrauds

2806 c.17(361)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(168).


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Edition - Bod4028

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1855

Imprint: Wright, Printer, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V6350

Title: Roger and Sylvia

First Line: As I walked out one morning fair

2806 c.17(362)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(416).


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Edition - Bod4030

Imprint Names:  Thompson, G.

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

Date  between 1789 and 1820

Imprint: Thompson, Printer, Stationer, &c. 156, Dale-S


Ballad - Roud Number: 2816

Title: Rose of Ardee

First Line: When first to this country a stranger I came

2806 c.17(366)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(4).


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Edition - Bod4031

Imprint Names:  Thompson, G.

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

Date  between 1789 and 1820

Imprint: G. Thompson, Printer, No. 156, Dale-sreet [sic]


Ballad - Roud Number: V8468

Title: Rosy Anne

First Line: Frequent at early blush of morn

2806 c.17(368)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(444).


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Edition - Bod4036

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Notes:  Harding B 11(1687) is another impression

Series Identifier: 851


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V263

Title: I'd choose to be a daisy

First Line: I'd choose to be a daisy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2659

Title: Hard times come again no more

First Line: Let us pause in life's pleasures

Harding B 11(1686)

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Edition - Bod4039

Imprint Names:  Dean, J.

Imprint Locations:  Congleton

Date  c.1820

Imprint: Dean, Printer, Congleton

Notes:  Harding B 28(95) is another issue.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V466

Title: Song in the Poor soldier

First Line: Dear sir, this brown jug that now foams with mild ale

Themes:  Drinking

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13565

Title: The wandering sailor

First Line: The wandering sailor ploughs the main

Authors:  Andrews, M.P.Arnold, Dr.

Notes:  For the authorship, see Thomas Dibdin, edition., Dibdin's Sea Songs (1841).

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 28(52)

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Edition - Bod4040

Imprint Names:  Armstrong, W.

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

Date  between 1820 and 1824

Imprint: Printed for Wm. Armstrong, Banastre-street, Liverpool


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 12834

Title: The sailors journal

First Line: Twas post meridian, half past four

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 22804

Title: Feyther and I

First Line: Mother were dead and sister were married

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Harding B 28(71)

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Edition - Bod4042

Imprint Names:  The Poet's Box

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1846 and 1852

Imprint: Sold only at the \"Poet's Box\" and General Printing-office, Castle-court, Belfast


Ballad - Roud Number: V13535

Title: Watty Grimes

First Line: In the year '98, as you may understand

Themes:  Irish rebellion, 1798

Harding B 26(666)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod4046

Imprint Names:  Nugent, J.F. & Co.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Notes:  Appears also, but with a different illustration, in a sheet of eleven ballads; see Firth b.25(587/588). 2806 b.11(4) is another issue.


Ballad - Roud Number: V3050

Title: The wonders o[f] the illuminations!

First Line: Good people all I pray have patience

Subjects:  Dublin (Ireland)

Themes:  Dublin illuminations for the wedding of the prince of Wales1863

Harding B 26(695)

Notes:  Slip. Imperfectly printed, lacking the last four lines.


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Edition - Bod4049

Imprint Names:  Nugent, J.F. & Co.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Notes:  Appears also, but with different cuts, in 2806 b.9(247) and Harding B 19(17) and Harding B 19(18).


Ballad - Roud Number: V20030

Title: The young man's invitation to a pleasant looking wife

First Line: Come all you pretty maiden's fair and listen unto me

2806 c.15(2)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 26(704)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod4051

Imprint Names:  Haly

Imprint Locations:  Cork

Date  18--

Imprint: [Haly, Printer, South Main Street, Cork]


Ballad - Roud Number: V28959

Title: The Young Man's address to His sweetheart

First Line: One day I chanced to rove

2806 c.8(184)

Notes:  Slip. The illustration is illegible. 2806 c.8(184); Imperfect: lacks the imprint.


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Harding B 26(703)

Notes:  Slip. The illustration is illegible.


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Edition - Bod4053

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer and wholesale Toy warehouse, 6 Great st. Andrew street 7 Dials

Notes:  Harding B 25(170) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V213

Title: Ben Block

First Line: Ben Block was a veteran of naval renown

Authors:  Collins, John, d. 1808

Themes:  Sailors - veterans

Harding B 17(22a)

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 3040

Notes:  Slip.


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