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Edition - Bod4908

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer and Toy Warehouse, 6, Great St Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7787

Title: The nobby waterman

First Line: How werry snug and nautical

Themes:  Watermen

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V758

Title: Old Ben the Yankee

First Line: Uncle Ben did you never hear tell

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 2092

Title: The village beauty

First Line: See the star-breasted villain to yonder cot bound

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentProstitutionCourtship - difference in social status

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1778

Title: The pilot

First Line: Oh, pilot! 'tis a fearful night

Themes:  Sailors

Firth c.19(130)

Notes:  Firth c.19(130); Imperfect: cropped.


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Johnson Ballads fol. 135

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Edition - Bod5777

Imprint Names:  Walker, G., jun.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  between 1834 and 1886

Imprint: Printed and Sold wholesale by George Walker, Jun., Sadler- Street, Durham

Series Identifier: 266


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V24995

Title: The weather eye

First Line: Murphy hath a weather eye

Authors:  Montcrieff, W.T., 1794-1857

Themes:  Weather

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V21409

Title: Queen Vic's coronation

First Line: Never since the golden days

Tune: Norah Creina

Authors:  Labern, J.

Subjects:  Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Themes:  Coronation of Victoria

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4723

Title: The mother's tear

First Line: Upon the tomb she sat

Tune: The soldier's tear

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3206

Title: The robber chief

First Line: Oh, I am a robber free!

Tune: The gipsey king

Themes:  Robbery

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V758

Title: Old Ben the Yankee, or, More Jonathans!

First Line: Uncle Ben, did you never hear tell

Performers:  Spence, Tom, 1801-1884

Performance Locations:  The Theatre

Harding B 11(1218)

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