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Edition - Bod23876

Imprint Names:  Williamson, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed for J. Williamson, at the Sun and Bible in the new buildings, on London-bridge


Ballad - Roud Number: V26124

Title: A merry dialogue betwen [sic] Thomas and John. In the praise, and dispraise of women, and wine

First Line: Thomas. Some women are like to try wine

Tune: Women and wine

References:

ESTC: R233898

Themes:  WomenDrinking

Douce Ballads 2(216b)

Notes:  Sheet divided


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Edition - Bod6975

Imprint Names:  Pattie

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: London: Pattie, 31, Paternoster Row, E.C.

Notes:  A songbook


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3375

Title: The life of a sailor

First Line: I'm belonging to the Glory, she's a spanking clipper too

Tune: The Admiral

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Performers:  Adams, W.J.

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Naval

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20857

Title: Free and easy

First Line: Gentlemen and ladies too

Tune: Mrs. Johnson

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Performers:  Critchfield, M.

Themes:  WealthSocial status

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4943

Title: A girl that's rather fast

First Line: When in fashion I've my muster past

Tune: Cigars and cognac

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Performers:  Fitzwalet, Miss

Themes:  Drinking - womenWomen

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V34896

Title: The battle field

First Line: By the lone watch fires of the night

Tune: On to the charge

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Performers:  Garman, G., Mr.

Themes:  Military

5th Ballad

Title: The positive and comparative

First Line: Few things are so positive put [sic] what we ean [sic] compare

Tune: Balooning

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Performers:  Critchfield, W.

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Philosophy

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V10092

Title: To live by the sweat of his brow

First Line: Some folks boast of high birth and position

Tune: Mal Brook

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Themes:  Social statusWorking class

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V6275

Title: Parody on Ever of thee

First Line: Gatter, of thee I'm ever fondly dreaming

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Performers:  Adams, W.J.

Themes:  Drinking

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V32347

Title: As broad as it is long

First Line: Your sarvant, kind folk, dinna on me look down

Tune: Ge wo, Dobbing

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Themes:  Countryman in London

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V13369

Title: His tail kept wagging. A Parody on Wait for the waggon

First Line: I had a little cunning dog, a prettier you'd not see

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Performers:  Adams, W.J.

Themes:  Dogs

10th Ballad

Title: The queen's speech

First Line: Tho' I'm no great M.P., I've still got a seat

Tune: Derry Down

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Performers:  Adams, W.J.

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th century

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V34807

Title: The Gaberlunzy man

First Line: Ane night we round the ingle sat

Tune: John Highland man

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Subjects:  Scotland

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V4941

Title: They say I'm rather slow

First Line: I've come to ask a question, I hope I don't intrude

Tune: Do you think he did?

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Performers:  Fitzwilliam, Miss

Themes:  WomenSeduction

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V13053

Title: Encore to Pet of the village

First Line: Ye lasses of me need no longer be jealous

Tune: Jenny Jones

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Themes:  Women

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V29567

Title: The pleasure of dancing

First Line: I dearly delight to see folks merry around

Tune: To the fields I carry my milking pails

Authors:  Ramsay, Thomas

Performers:  Clark, Kate

Themes:  Women

15th Ballad

Title: The Victoria cross

First Line: The Victoria cross is retail'd, of which a short tale I shall make

Tune: What do you lay it's a lie

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th centuryVictoria cross, military decoration

Edition - Bod12697

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 24772

Title: O Nanny

First Line: O Nanny! wilt thou gang with me

Authors:  Percy, Thomas, 1729-1811

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V945

Title: Nine cheers

First Line: Bright are the beams of the morning sky

Themes:  WomenDrinking

Harding B 11(2756)

Notes:  Printed on green paper.


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Edition - Bod23393

Imprint Names:  Conyers, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1662 and 1691

Imprint: Printed for J. Coniers in Duck-Lane


Ballad - Roud Number: V9368

Title: The good fellows frolick, or, Kent street clubb

First Line: Here is a crew of jovial blades

Tune: Hey boys up go we

Authors:  Lanfiere, Thomas

References:

ESTC: R227194

Themes:  TavernsDrinkingTradesmen

Don. b.13(37)

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Edition - Bod1810

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Wright, J.Crouch, E.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1663 and 1674

Imprint: London, Printed by E.C. for F. Coles, T. Vere, and J. Wrhigt [sic]


Ballad

Title: The roaring lad, and the ranting lass; or, A merry couple madly met

First Line: Thomas. I met with a jovial girl

Tune: Come hither my own sweet Betty

References:

ESTC: R182743

Themes:  DrinkingProstitution

4o Rawl. 566(87)

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Edition - Bod1823

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Wright, J.Clarke, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1674 and 1679

Imprint: Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, and J. Clarke


Ballad - Roud Number: V9308

Title: The careless gallant, or, A farewel to sorrow

First Line: Let us sing and be merry, dance, joke, and rejoyce

Authors:  Jordan, Thomas, 1612-1685

References:

ESTC: R235684

Themes:  Court and courtiersDrinkingServantsProfessions

Douce Ballads 2(273b)

Notes:  Douce Ballads 2(273b) is a fragment.

4o Rawl. 566(109)

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Edition - Bod5074

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.Burton, R.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondon

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, and R. Burton, and are to be sold ... in West-smith-field

Notes:  4o Rawl. 566(34) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V16958

Title: The delights of the bottle or, The town-gallants declaration for women and wine

First Line: The delights of the bottle, & charms of good wine

Authors:  Shadwell, Thomas, 1642-1692

References:

ESTC: R235590

Themes:  Drinking

Douce Ballads 1(55a)

Notes:  Sheet divided; torn left edge, lacking part of first illustration.


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Edition - Bod12347

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer & Publisher, 177 (late 123), Union- street, Boro'. S.E.

Series Identifier: 379


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 3138

Title: Lord Ullin's daughter

First Line: A chieftain to the Highlands bound

Authors:  Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 203

Title: O good ale thou art my darling

First Line: Long time I have been seeking thee

Themes:  TavernsDrinkingDomestic violenceBeer

Harding B 11(2212)

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Edition - Bod7468

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 28


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8997

Title: The sparkling bowl

First Line: In battle some for glory seek

Themes:  Drinking

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V18623

Title: Pheasant shooting

First Line: The spaniels uncoupled dash over the mead

Themes:  Hunting

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13320

Title: Oh no, we never mention her!

First Line: Oh no, we never mention her

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

Firth b.27(108)

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Harding B 11(3614)

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Johnson Ballads 2873

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Johnson Ballads 3331

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Edition - Bod14119

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: Hodges, from Pitts, Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse, 31, Dudley Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13848

Title: The cabin boy

First Line: The sea was rough the clouds where [sic] dark

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V10141

Title: Dream of the reveller

First Line: Around the board the gust was met

Themes:  Drinking

Harding B 11(984)

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Edition - Bod23700

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden-Ball near the Hospital- gate in West Smithfield


Ballad - Roud Number: V9368

Title: The good-fellows frolick; or, Kent-street clubb

First Line: Here is a crew of jovial blades

Tune: Hey boys up go we

Authors:  Lanfiere, Thomas

References:

ESTC: R233089

Themes:  Drinking

Douce Ballads 1(86b)

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Edition - Bod4793

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13772

Title: The glasses sparkle on the board

First Line: The glasses sparkle on the board

Themes:  Drinking

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2699

Title: The wounded hussar

First Line: Alone on the banks of the dark rolling Danube

Authors:  Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1940

Title: Follow, follow, over mountain

First Line: Follow, follow, over mountain

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 767

Title: Meet me by moonlight

First Line: Meet me by moonlight alone

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 24438

Title: I'd be a butterfly

First Line: I'd be a butterfly, born in a bower

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V5958

Title: The Red-cross knight

First Line: Blow, warder blow thy sounding horn

Themes:  Crusaders

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V423

Title: When the southern breezes

First Line: When the southern breezes play

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V8701

Title: Hark thro' the woods, &c

First Line: Hark! thro' the woods the rising sound

Themes:  Hunting

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V674

Title: Some lilies in a valley grew

First Line: Some lilies in a valley grew

Harding B 36(2)

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Edition - Bod5072

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.Burton, R.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondon

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, and R. Burton, and are to be sold at their shops in West-smith-field

Notes:  Douce Ballads 1(55a) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V16958

Title: The delights of the bottle. Or, The town-galants declaration for women and wine

First Line: The delights of the bottle & charms of good wine

Authors:  Shadwell, Thomas, 1642-1692

References:

ESTC: R14042

Themes:  WomenDrinkingPuritans

4o Rawl. 566(34)

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Wood E 25(58)

Notes:  Wood E 25(58); MS. date: made about 1650. Cropped along lower edge.


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Edition - Bod7378

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1855 and 1861

Imprint: [E. Hodges], Printer, Wholesale Toy & Marble Warehouse, [26, Grafton] street, [Soho,] London

Notes:  See Harding B 16(139c). The printing at bottom of sheet is illegible.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V32973

Title: Making a night of it

First Line: Joshua Stiggins had liv'd with a young lady beautiful

Notes:  Harding B 16(139c) is another impression incomplete of this ballad alone

Themes:  DrinkingDomestic relationsSuburbs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13867

Title: The minstrel boy

First Line: The minstrel boy to the war has gone

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

Firth b.26(87)

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Edition - Bod7414

Imprint Names:  Wilkin, A.

Imprint Locations:  Wellingborough

Imprint: A. Wilkin, Printer, Wellingborough


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13796

Title: Why dont the men propose mamma

First Line: I've tried to win by languishing

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

Themes:  Marriage prospects

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1346

Title: Hail smiling morn

First Line: Hail smiling morn that tips the hills with gold

Notes:  A fill-up

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 18526

Title: Ye gentlemen of England

First Line: Ye gentlemen of England that live at home at ease

Authors:  Parker, M.

Themes:  NavalCommerce

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Glee

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

Firth b.26(541)

Notes:  Torn top edge


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Edition - Bod1843

Imprint Names:  King, W.

Imprint Locations:  Oxford

Date  [c.1835]

Imprint: Printed and Sold by W. King, St. Peter's-le-Bailey, Oxford ... Sold also by J. Simons, 123, London-street, Reading

Notes:  Two titles attached. From the collection of F. Madan, Brasenose College. Large format


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 218

Title: The fair maid of Oxford city

First Line: Its of a fair maid in Oxford city

Themes:  Jealousy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1095

Title: Highland Mary

First Line: Ye banks and braes and streams around

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Death

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5686

Title: The violet girl

First Line: Come buy my pretty violets blue

Themes:  Street traders

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1514

Title: \"God save the king\". For his majesty, William the IVth

First Line: God save our noble king

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V25658

Title: The new-mown hay

First Line: 'Twas in the morn when sweets disclose

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1044

Title: Rise gentle moon

First Line: Day has gone down o'er the Baltic's broad billow

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1040

Title: The green bushes

First Line: As I was walking one morning in May

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 13320

Title: Oh, no, we never mention her

First Line: Oh, no, we never mention her

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 1271

Title: My village fair

First Line: With my village fair what lass can compare

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Poor Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Ywas [sic] one cold winter's night, when the wind

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 1234

Title: The flowing bowl

First Line: Come, landlord, fill a flowing bowl

Themes:  Drinking

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 13785

Title: Jack Stedfast

First Line: Jack Stedfast and I were both messmates at sea

Themes:  Sailors

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 24438

Title: I'd be a butterfly

First Line: I'd be a butterfly born in a bower

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 13265

Title: The wake of Teddy the tiler

First Line: From Dublin town the other night

Tune: King of the Cannibal islands

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 13848

Title: Cabin boy

First Line: The sea was rough, the clouds were dark

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Naval

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V496

Title: Lads of the village

First Line: Where the lads of the village shall merrily ah

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 2674

Title: Remember love, remember

First Line: Twas ten o'clock one moonlight night

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 2671

Title: The broken pitcher

First Line: O where are you going so fast, pretty maid

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: O, leave the gay and festive scene

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 875

Title: Oyster girl

First Line: Many a knight and lady gay

Themes:  Street traders

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13229

Title: Buy a broom

First Line: From Teuchland I came with my light ware all laden

Themes:  Street traders

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7561

Title: The pretty milkman

First Line: At dawn of day, when other folks

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: 906

Title: Bonny moon

First Line: As I went to my cot at the close of the day

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 9592

Title: Judy Callaghan

First Line: 'Twas on a windy night

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V7197

Title: The Swiss boy

First Line: Come arouse thee, arouse thee, my gay Swiss boy

Edition - Bod6950

Imprint Names:  Birmingham, W.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  c.1867

Imprint: W. Birmingham, 92, Thomas-street, Du[blin]


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2375

Title: The royal Black Bird

First Line: Upon a fair morning for soft recreation

Subjects:  Charles Edward, Prince, grandson of James II, King of England, 1720-1788

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8582

Title: My Erin O!

First Line: Thro' sultry climes of foreign shores

Subjects:  Ireland

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V18550

Title: A new song called Kelly's big Johnny

First Line: In vain some hours employ, while I sing in praise of the lasses

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 289

Title: The undaunted female

First Line: Come all you true lovers and a story I'll unfold

Notes:  Appears also, but variant, in a sheet of three; see Harding B 19(95)

Themes:  India - Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 1695

Title: Captain Colston, or, The pirate ship

First Line: You inhabitants of Ireland your [bo]yoes stout and brave

Notes:  Appears also, but variant, in a sheet of three; see Harding B 19(95)

Themes:  Emigration - IrishPiracy

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 9232

Title: The two loyal lovers

First Line: Come all you loyal lovers where ever that you be

Themes:  Lovers parted

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Edition - Bod6247

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  The second illustration is from The life and death of St. George, the noble champion of England (Aldermary Church Yard, London)


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13862

Title: Light of other days

First Line: The light of other days is faded

Authors:  Bunn, A. (Alfred), 1796-1860

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V734

Title: My boat is on the shore

First Line: My boat is on the shore

Authors:  Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V18405

Title: With a jolly full bottle

First Line: With a jolly full bottle let each man be arm'd

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1789

Title: 'Tis I that love her best

First Line: The gentle stars are peeping

5th Ballad

Title: The happy home

First Line: There's not a home, a home like mine

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V5287

Title: Home of my heart

First Line: I breathe once more my native air

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1010

Title: Doran's ass

First Line: One Paddy Doyle liv'd near Killarney

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 24348

Title: Bonny prince Charlie

First Line: Cam' ye by Athol braes, lad with the phillabeg

Subjects:  Charles Edward, prince, grandson of James II, king of England, 1720-1788

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 141

Title: The golden glove

First Line: A wealthy young squire of Tamworth we hear

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V3024

Title: Under the walnut tree

First Line: Under the walnut tree dance with me

Themes:  Dancing

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V20166

Title: Upbraid me not!

First Line: Upbraid me not! I little heed

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V21239

Title: Matrimonial miseries

First Line: Some married men boast of their true happy state

Themes:  Marriage

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V367

Title: Let us be happy together

First Line: Come, let us be happy together

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 13867

Title: The minstrel boy

First Line: The minstrel boy to the wars has gone

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V703

Title: Gloomy winter's now awa'

First Line: Gloomy winter's now awa'

Authors:  Tannahill, Robert, 1774-1810

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 13783

Title: Harry Bluff

First Line: Harry Bluff when a boy, left his friends and his home

Themes:  Sailors

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 13883

Title: Ratcatcher's daughter

First Line: In Westminster, not long ago, there lived a ratcatcher's daughter

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 1146

Title: Young Edward the gallant hussar

First Line: A damsel possessed of great beauty

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V9583

Title: A lady in a crinoline

First Line: A lady with a crinoline was walking down a street

Themes:  Crinolines

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 326

Title: My boy Tammy

First Line: Oh where hae ye been a' the day, my boy Tammy?

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V18888

Title: The woodland hallo

First Line: In our cottage, that peeps from the skirts of the wood

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V284

Title: A famous man was Robin Hood

First Line: A famous man was Robin Hood

Themes:  Rob Roy

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope told a flattering tale

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V8949

Title: The gay coalheaver

First Line: 'Twas a dark cloudy night

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V344

Title: Cheer for the pilots

First Line: The sturdy pilots put to sea

Themes:  Pilots

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V19489

Title: When the wind blows

First Line: When the wind blows

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V3545

Title: When the moon her light discloses

First Line: When the moon her light discloses

29th Ballad - Roud Number: 2821

Title: I've been roaming

First Line: I've been roaming, I've been roaming

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V8869

Title: Love and friendship

First Line: Away, light vows of woman's love

Themes:  Friendship

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V17063

Title: That melody enchants my soul

First Line: That melody enchants my soul

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V34735

Title: 'Tis very sweet to love thee, maiden

First Line: 'Tis very sweet to love thee, maiden, very sweet to woo

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15436

Title: Fill the goblet again

First Line: Fill the goblet again! for I never before

Themes:  Drinking

34th Ballad - Roud Number: 13861

Title: Last rose of summer

First Line: 'Tis the last rose of summer

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V7111

Title: A beau I had once on a time

First Line: A beau I had once on a time

36th Ballad - Roud Number: 664

Title: Bonny bunch of roses

First Line: By the danger of the ocean

Subjects:  Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873

Themes:  French invasion scares, 1852

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V5806

Title: Away, my bounding steed, away!

First Line: Away! my bounding steed, away!

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V13123

Title: Last words of Marmion

First Line: The war, that for a space did fail

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V1660

Title: Here in cool grot

First Line: Here, in cool grot and mossy cell

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V15600

Title: There's room enough for all

First Line: What need of all this fuss and strife

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V752

Title: Norah, the pride of Kildare

First Line: As beauteous Flora

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13789

Title: Maid of Judah

First Line: No more shall the children of Judah sing

Themes:  Jews

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13392

Title: The harp of Tara's hall

First Line: The harp that once thro' Tara's hall

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V1507

Title: King of the forest glade

First Line: Oh, I am the child of the forest wild

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V5437

Title: The pilgrim of love

First Line: Orynthia, my beloved, I call in vain!

46th Ballad - Roud Number: 13820

Title: Some love to roam

First Line: Some love to roam o'er the dark sea foam

Themes:  Hunting

Firth b.27(457/458)




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Edition - Bod13185

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, P[ri]nter, Toy and Marble warehouse 6, Great st, Andrew Street, 7 dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5437

Title: The pilgrim of lo[ve]

First Line: Orynthia, my beloved, I call in vain

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20825

Title: Flashy young dustman

First Line: Near Cannon street road a young housemaid did dwell

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  JewsPrisonsPregnancy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13942

Title: Hot codlings, hot

First Line: A [l]ittle old woman, a living she got

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1768-1833

Themes:  Drinking - womenStreet tradersFood

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 24438

Title: I'd be a butterfly

First Line: I'd be a butterfly, born in a bower

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V21198

Title: The sovereign bank

First Line: A ploaghman [sic] down in Somersetshire

Themes:  MoneyBanks

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V31035

Title: Mr. Lowe, and Miss Cundy

First Line: A spruce linen draper, one Mr. John Lowe

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V3340

Title: Fly away pretty moth

First Line: Fly away, pretty moth to the shade

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V423

Title: When the southern breezes play

First Line: When the southern breezes play

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V3540

Title: Answer to the light guitar

First Line: Yes I will leave the fest[i]ve scene

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V11493

Title: I'll away to the bridal

First Line: Faith I'll awa' to the bridal

Themes:  Drinking

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V5958

Title: Glee. -- Red Crois knight

First Line: Blow, warder blow thy souln [sic] horn

Themes:  Crusaders

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V1030

Title: Together let us range

First Line: Together let us range the [fields]

Harding B 11(424)

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Edition - Bod23447

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: J. Pitts, Toy Warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5740

Title: Poor Mary Anne

First Line: Here, below the green turf, sleepeth

Themes:  Unrequited love

2nd Ballad

Title: What airy sound

First Line: What airy sound floats sweetly round

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3484

Title: Taste, O taste this spicy wine

First Line: Taste, O! taste this spicy wine

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V12999

Title: No life's like the life of a soldier

First Line: Now, without any doubt

Themes:  Soldiers

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V7897

Title: Brien Boru

First Line: O Kilmurrymacmahon's a place you wou'd bless

Subjects:  Ireland

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V11212

Title: Sigh not for love!

First Line: Sigh not for love, if you wish not to know

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 2390

Title: Long time I've courted you miss

First Line: Long time I've courted you, miss

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V20499

Title: Nosegay girl

First Line: Sweet nosegays, come buy my swe[et] nosegays

Themes:  Street traders

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V23655

Title: Village maid

First Line: When I quitted the cot that stands alone on the moor

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 21256

Title: Ben Backstay the boatswain

First Line: Ben Backstay was our boatswain very merry boy

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1768-1833

Themes:  Sailors

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V698

Title: Girl of my heart

First Line: I have parks, I have grounds

Authors:  Rannie, John

Themes:  WealthMarriage proposals

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V3015

Title: Poll of Wapping stairs

First Line: Your landsmen's wives with all their airs

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841Reeves, Sims, 1818-1900

Notes:  Music by Sims Reeves.

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V20022

Title: Blue eyed Mary

First Line: Pretty blue-ey'd Mary

Harding B 11(1151)

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Edition - Bod5314

Imprint Names:  Swindells

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1796 and 1853

Imprint: Swindells, Printer


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20050

Title: Ben Backstay

First Line: Ben Backstay lov'd the gentle Anna

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 949

Title: The storm

First Line: Cease rude Boreas, blust'ring railer

Authors:  Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3207

Title: L, A, W, Law

First Line: Come list to me for a minute

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 5510

Title: Charlie is my darling

First Line: Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling

Themes:  Jacobite Rebellion, 1745

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 370

Title: Dawning of the day

First Line: As I walk'd forth one morning fair, all in the summer time

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 398

Title: Caroline of Edinburgh town

First Line: Come all young men & maidens attend unto my rhyme

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 13848

Title: Cabin boy

First Line: The sea was rough, the clouds were dark

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Sailors

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V6189

Title: Love has eyes

First Line: Love's blind they say, O never, nay

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope told a flattering tale

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V17204

Title: Welcome to the Bell

First Line: Around the face of blue-eyed Sue

Themes:  Taverns

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Here's a health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V5272

Title: Is there a heart

First Line: Is there a heart that never loved?

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V4301

Title: Life's a bumper

First Line: Life's a bumper fill'd by fate

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 126

Title: Derby ram

First Line: As I was going to Derby, all on a market day

Subjects:  Derby (England)

Themes:  Markets

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V3516

Title: Sweet evening bells

First Line: Sweet evening bells, sweet evening bells

Themes:  Bells

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: The banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm gilds the elfin flow'r

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V220

Title: The bloom is on the rye

First Line: My pretty Jane! my pretty Jane!

Authors:  Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V443

Title: Kitty Jones

First Line: Not long ago a simple lad, from Yorkshire I did roam

19th Ballad

Title: They march'd thro' the town

First Line: Oh! they march'd thro' the town with their banners so gay

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 13896

Title: Begone dull care

First Line: Begone dull care, I prithee begone from me

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 23518

Title: Old English gentleman

First Line: I'll sing you a good old song

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4849

Title: Little love is a mischievous thing

First Line: Little love is a mischievous thing

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1660

Title: Here in a cool grot

First Line: Here in a cool grot and mossy cell

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V238

Title: Bid me discourse

First Line: Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear

Johnson Ballads fol. 412


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Edition - Bod974

Imprint Names:  Ordoyno, W.

Imprint Locations:  Nottingham

Imprint: Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail by W. Ordoyno, Newton Street, Nottingham

Notes:  An uncut sheet of two titles.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13784

Title: Happy land

First Line: Happy land! happy land!

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13752

Title: After many roving years

First Line: Oh, after many roving years

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 298

Title: Where are you going my pretty maid

First Line: Where are you going my pretty maid?

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 13804

Title: My Helen is the fairest flower

First Line: My Helen is the fairest flower

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V8045

Title: Kiss me now or never

First Line: The morn was fair, the month was May

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V2898

Title: Rose of Cashmere

First Line: By the flower of the valley

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V826

Title: The smile and sigh

First Line: There is a smile I dearly prize

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V2890

Title: My love's like the red red rose

First Line: Oh, my love's like the red red rose

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V28711

Title: Lovely woman

First Line: Of mighty nature's handy works

Themes:  Women

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13833

Title: Woodman spare the tree

First Line: Woodman spare that tree

Authors:  Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 13786

Title: Lost Rosabel

First Line: They have given thee to another

Themes:  Lovers parted

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 13894

Title: Journey'd over many lands

First Line: I've journey'd over many lands

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V3323

Title: My bark is on the sea

First Line: Do you ever think of me love

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 13881

Title: The old house at home

First Line: Oh, the old house at home where my forefathers dwelt

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V28099

Title: My old girl at home

First Line: To my old girl at home these lines I'll indite

Themes:  Family life

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V8090

Title: Merry Christ-Church bells

First Line: Hark! the bonny Christ-Church bells

Themes:  Bells

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V3790

Title: The gypsey prince

First Line: No more, no more shall the notes of love

Themes:  War

19th Ballad - Roud Number: 4260

Title: Allan water

First Line: On the banks of Allan-water

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V1694

Title: My dear native isle

First Line: Dear native isle; the summer sun is glowing

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13836

Title: We've liv'd and lov'd together

First Line: We have liv'd and lov'd together

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V806

Title: Oh, yes! I oft remember thee

First Line: Oh, yes! I oft remember thee

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7936

Title: A duet

First Line: Cup of nectar -- rosy nectar

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V227

Title: Dolly Day

First Line: She's just what I expected her

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V888

Title: By the gaily circling glass

First Line: By the gaily circling glass

Themes:  Drinking

26th Ballad - Roud Number: 1346

Title: Hail! smiling morn

First Line: Hail! smiling morn that tips the hill with gold

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V326

Title: Chanting Benny, or the Batch of ballads

First Line: When quite a babe my parents said

Themes:  Ballads

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V30655

Title: The queen of merry England

First Line: O the queen of merry England

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

Themes:  Patriotism

29th Ballad - Roud Number: 3549

Title: The death of Nelson

First Line: O'er Nelson's tomb, with silent grief oppress'd

Authors:  Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852

Subjects:  Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805

30th Ballad - Roud Number: 16967

Title: John Anderson my Jo

First Line: John Anderson, my Jo, John

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Marriage

31st Ballad - Roud Number: 23540

Title: Sweet May morn

First Line: It was early one sweet May morning

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5060

Title: Willie brew'd a peck o' maut

First Line: O Willie brew'd a peck o' maut

Themes:  Drinking

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V220

Title: The bloom is on the rye

First Line: My pretty Jane! my pretty Jane!

Authors:  Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V27855

Title: Drink, boys, drink

First Line: Come, push about the grog, and drink, boys drink

Themes:  Drinking

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V5958

Title: The Red cross knight

First Line: Blow, warder, blow! thy sounding horn

Themes:  Crusaders

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V2980

Title: A new version of the Admiral

First Line: How swiftly rides our gallant bark

Themes:  Naval

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V196

Title: My beautiful Rhine

First Line: How sweet 'tis to wander when day beams decline

Themes:  Rhine, river

38th Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

Firth b.25(600/601)

Notes:  Firth b.25(600/601) is torn at top and bottom.



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