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Edition - Bod1040

Imprint Names:  Bentley, J.

Imprint Locations:  Bradford

Imprint: Sold wholesale and retail by J. Bentley, 48, Market street, Bradford, Yorkshire


Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

Firth b.25(12)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod19150

Imprint Names:  Quick, J.V.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J.V. Quick, 42, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell


Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

Johnson Ballads 1071

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod3451

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1828 and 1829

Imprint: Printed by T. Birt, wholesale & retail, 10, Great St. Andrew- Street, Seven Dials, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

Harding B 25(319)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod6589

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 340, 366


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1897

Title: The Flying Dutchman!

First Line: Twas on a stormy day, far southward of the Cape

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4673

Title: The open sea's my home

First Line: The sea, the open sea's my home

Themes:  Naval

Firth c.26(130)

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Harding B 11(2862)

Edition - Bod2133

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: John Harkness, Printer, 121 & 122, Church Street, Preston

Series Identifier: 451


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13358

Title: The new waggoner!!

First Line: I sterts wi my waggin ot breke o day

Themes:  Waggoners

2nd 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

Harding B 11(2694)

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Edition - Bod7609

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V412

Title: Helen the fair

First Line: Fair Helen one morn from her cottage had stray'd

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 24889

Title: Caledonian laddy

First Line: Blithe Sandy is a bonny boy

Subjects:  Scotland

3rd 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

Firth b.27(332)

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Edition - Bod9215

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 729


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13014

Title: Old England's brightest ornament is the honest working man!

First Line: One night at sea while perusing

Themes:  Working class

2nd 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

Firth c.16(237)

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Edition - Bod15612

Imprint Names:  Walker, G., jun.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  between 1834 and 1886

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

Series Identifier: 77


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12266

Title: When I was a chicken as high as a hen

First Line: When I was a chicken as high as a hen

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V885

Title: I would not be a butterfly

First Line: I would not be a butterfly, oh, no, no, no, not I

Harding B 17(334a)

Notes:  Slip Slip


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Edition - Bod371

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by J. Jennings, No. 15, Water-lane, Fleet- street


Ballad - Roud Number: 1225

Title: Phillis and the butterfly

First Line: A shepherd in clusters crept close by a grove

Harding B 25(1496)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod20559

Imprint Names:  Clark, Charles

Imprint Locations:  Great Totham

Date  1844

Ballad

Title: The case of breach of promise. I'd be a Polly Sp--ll! A parody

First Line: I'd be a Polly Sp--ll near to a chapel

Tune: I'd be a butterfly

2805 c.6(37)

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Edition - Bod1050

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1833 and 1841

Imprint: Printed by T. Birt, wholesale & retail, 39 Great St. Andrew street, Seven Dials, London


1st 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

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V437

Title: The sun his bright rays

First Line: The sun his brigh [sic] rays may withold [sic], love

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V16492

Title: The girl I left behind me

First Line: The wars are o'er, and gentle peace

Themes:  Sailors

Firth b.25(36)

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Edition - Bod11745

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: Ryle and Co., Printers 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury


1st 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

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1936

Title: The mountain maid

First Line: The mountain maid from her bow'r has hied

Themes:  Pastoral

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 520

Title: The Irish recruit

First Line: It's a long time since I was digging up land

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  SoldiersWar

Harding B 11(1681)

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Edition - Bod13098

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V220

Title: The bloom is on the rye

First Line: My pretty Jane my dearest Jane

Authors:  Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V143

Title: Oh! bring me but my Arab steed

First Line: Oh! bring me but my Arab steed

Themes:  Arab horse

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V496

Title: All the lads in the village come wooing to me

First Line: While the girls in the village are dressing and gadding

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

Harding B 11(332)

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Edition - Bod5785

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble, warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrews Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1514

Title: God save the king

First Line: God! save great George our king

Subjects:  George IV, king of Great Britain, 1762-1830

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V391

Title: Hearts of oak

First Line: Come cheer up my lads 'tis to glory we steer

Authors:  Garrick, David, 1717-1779

Themes:  SailorsNaval

3rd 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

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V5437

Title: The pilgrim of love

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

Harding B 11(1342)

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Johnson Ballads 838

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Edition - Bod22996

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 90


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4262

Title: The days we went to sign the pledge

First Line: In the days we went to sign the pledge

Tune: The days we went a-gipsying

Themes:  Temperance

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V10228

Title: The patriot spirit

First Line: Blest be the cause that in patriot glory

Tune: I'd be a butterfly

Themes:  Temperance

2806 d.31(9)

Notes:  Printed on blue paper


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Harding B 11(809)

Notes:  Printed on blue paper


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Johnson Ballads 2444

Notes:  Printed on blue paper


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Johnson Ballads 2445

Notes:  Printed on blue paper


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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 - Bod4799

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: V12635

Title: Life in London; or the Sprees of Tom and Jerry

First Line: Come all ye swells & sporting blades who love to see good fun

Subjects:  London (England)

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1251

Title: Ere around the huge oak

First Line: Ere around the huge oak that o'ershadows yon mill

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 767

Title: Meet me by moonlight

First Line: Meet me by moonlight alone

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1940

Title: Follow, follow, over mountain

First Line: Follow, follow, over mountain

5th 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

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V423

Title: When the southern breezes

First Line: When the southern breezes play

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V3083

Title: The hunter's signal horn

First Line: The hunters signal horn is sounding

Themes:  Hunting

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 13812

Title: A rose tree

First Line: A rose tree in full bearing

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V674

Title: Some lilies in a valley grew

First Line: Some lilies in a valley grew

10th 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

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V5958

Title: The Red-cross knight

First Line: Blow, warder blow thy sounding horn

Themes:  Crusaders

Harding B 36(9)


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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 - Bod20974

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Two titles on an uncut sheet


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8022

Title: Our king is a true British sailor

First Line: Too long out of sight have been kept jolly tars

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

2nd Ballad

Title: Meet me to night

First Line: Meet me to-night in the path which lie

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V143

Title: Oh, bring me but my Arab steed

First Line: Oh, bring me but my Arab steed

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1941

Title: The merry mountain horn

First Line: Come, my gallant soldier, come!

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V34200

Title: The welcome

First Line: Come, hurrah! boys, & help me to sing

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

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1514

Title: The new God save the king

First Line: God save our noble king

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

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V7191

Title: The deep deep sea

First Line: Oh come with me my love

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V14995

Title: Safely follow him

First Line: Follow him, nor fearful deem

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V1245

Title: The Highland minstrel boy

First Line: I hae wander'd mony a night in June

Performers:  Anderson, Mr.

Subjects:  Scotland

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 1279

Title: Dear! what can the matter be

First Line: He promis'd he'd buy me a fairing should please me

Themes:  Fairs

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V388

Title: The Swiss toy girl

First Line: I've come across the sea

Themes:  Street tradersImmigrants - Great Britain

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V13891

Title: Welcome Adelaide our beloved queen

First Line: Arouse, arouse all Britain's isle

Subjects:  Adelaide, Queen dowager, 1792-1849

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V18882

Title: The jasmine-flower

First Line: How lovely the jessamine-flower

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: On the banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm gilds the elfin bower

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off, off, & away!

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V4543

Title: O! softly sleep, my baby boy

First Line: O! Softly sleep my baby boy

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V8654

Title: The Marseilloise hymn

First Line: Ye sons of France awake to glory

Authors:  Rouget de Lisle, Claude Joseph, 1760-1836

19th Ballad

Title: Come to thy lattice

First Line: Come to thy lattice, the stars are bright

Firth b.25(103/104)

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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 - Bod6081

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: Richard March & Co., St. James's Walk, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. Mutilated; lacking one ballad. With advertisements

Series Identifier: March's Edition of New Songs and Ballads


1st Ballad

Title: Look at the clock

First Line: Some people will say all work and no play will make Jack a very dull boy

Notes:  Verse and prose

2nd Ballad

Title: The little birds are looking

First Line: Sweet Mabel Montmorency is the girl that I admire

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20447

Title: Oh, sweet Selina!

First Line: A poet midst his midnight oil

4th Ballad

Title: I drove my mare to Banbury fair

First Line: Oh! I drove my mare to Banbury fair

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V9625

Title: Anybody ill

First Line: I am a learned surgeon, and my name is Doctor Quack

Themes:  Doctors

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V25714

Title: You couldn't help it if you were to try

First Line: Some say it was wrong when peeping Tom

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V4830

Title: A scientific simpleton

First Line: A scientific simpleton who struggled fame to gain

Themes:  Inventions

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V8213

Title: Leave it alone

First Line: When I was a boy I oft got in a row

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V3846

Title: Fred, tell them to stop

First Line: No doubt you have heard of the great fancy fair

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 7372

Title: The ring my mother wore

First Line: The earth has many treasures rare, in gems and golden ore

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13682

Title: Just down the lane

First Line: There's a nice little darling, a beautiful miss

12th Ballad

Title: I'd like it all over again

First Line: Some people are always grumbling about

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V7074

Title: The girl in the pinafore dress

First Line: I scarce know what I'm at, for my heart pit a pat

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V3763

Title: Lord Beaconsfield, or A giant soul has passed away

First Line: A giant soul has passed away

Authors:  Allan, Oswalld'Este, John, Dr.

Subjects:  Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V8761

Title: Betsy Price

First Line: When first I met sweet Betsy Price, I thought her without guile

16th Ballad

Title: My old clay pipe

First Line: I'm a jovial sort of man

Performers:  Clifford, Charles

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V28052

Title: Taking the census of 1881

First Line: About numbering the people

Authors:  Hardwick, James A.

Performers:  Clifford, Charles

Themes:  Census

18th Ballad

Title: Beaconsfield, or Rest in peace and honour

First Line: He sprang from the ranks of the people he loved

Authors:  Horncastle, Georged'Este, John, Dr.

Subjects:  Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V11483

Title: My sweet forget-me-not

First Line: My love's a little blue-eyed girl

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V3328

Title: Dot and carry one

First Line: There are many sorts of sweethearts

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 24497

Title: Kiss me, and call me your darling

First Line: Kiss me and all me your darling

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13847

Title: Canadian boat song

First Line: Faintly as tolls the evening chime

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V14270

Title: The never-empty cradle, or Cradle's crowded -- twins is born

First Line: Never empty cradle! though you're in my care

Themes:  Family life

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V2913

Title: Keep in de middle ob de road

First Line: When I was a lad my dad would say

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V3905

Title: Children's happy voices

First Line: Oh, how sweet are children's voices

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V29747

Title: Mary had a little lamb

First Line: Mary, sweet Mary, the maid of the inn

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V5823

Title: Oh! what a wicked young man you are

First Line: Was ever a poor girl so pester'd as me

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V5277

Title: My heart is in a flutter

First Line: My heart is in a flutter

Performers:  Harcourt, George

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V32417

Title: I don't love you for that

First Line: A man when in love feels just like a dove

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V4553

Title: The empty cradle, baby's gone

First Line: Little empty cradle, treasur'd now with care

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V25928

Title: Up in the gallery on a Saturday night

First Line: I am a boy that enjoys myself

Authors:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Performers:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

32nd Ballad

Title: The young cock cackles as the old cock crows

First Line: It's a well established fact, upon which most people act

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20060

Title: All round the squares

First Line: My friends all say I'm half insane

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V8736

Title: Mother Shipton, or 1881

First Line: A respectable old lady who lived some years ago

Themes:  Courts and lawTimesZulu War, 18791881

35th Ballad

Title: What a nice place to be in

First Line: I have a beau, and you must know he takes me everywhere

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V8153

Title: It's bound to be right in the morning

First Line: I've heard men say when married they could not go out at night

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V4411

Title: You've been doing something naughty

First Line: Oh, when I was a little boy I was on mischief bent

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V21560

Title: Oh, what a beauty

First Line: Maria loved the Squire and the Squire so they say

Themes:  Countryman in town

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V6286

Title: The old village school

First Line: 'Tis standing there yet, though the stern hand of time

Themes:  EducationRural society

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V14342

Title: Grandmother's cat. Parody on \"Grandfather's clock\"

First Line: My grandmother's cat was too large for the shelf

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V8934

Title: Flirting with the fairies

First Line: A fig say I for quietude, I am the boy for fun

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V17984

Title: She's a daisy

First Line: My Mary Ann's a teacher in a great big School Board schoo

Themes:  Education

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13871

Title: Nancy Lee

First Line: Of all the wives as e'er you know

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V15935

Title: Madame La Sharty, or Biddy the belle of the ballet

First Line: Oh! Madame La Sharty's one name

Themes:  Theaters

45th Ballad

Title: There's a sweet little maid

First Line: There's a sweet little maid, who lives on the hill

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V3721

Title: Courting in the moonlight

First Line: I have a most peculiar style for passing time away

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V20952

Title: \"Sage and onions\"

First Line: I hate cant and humbug, as I hate the Bogie

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Themes:  CharityLand tenure - IrelandCharity Organisation SocietySouth African War, 1880-1881

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V28924

Title: Grandfather's chair [Parody on \"Grandmother's chair\"]

First Line: My grandfather he, at the age of eighty-three

Tune: Grandmother's chair

Authors:  Anthony, George

49th Ballad

Title: Ding Dong; or, The legend of the bells

First Line: Yes! that castle old by wizard is enchanted

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V1441

Title: All in his Sunday clothes

First Line: Tobias, he went for a walk one day

Performers:  Chirgwin, George H., 1854-1922

Themes:  Prostitution

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3025

Title: Under the lilac tree

First Line: Bashful maidens are like flowers

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1195

Title: Grandmother's chair

First Line: My grandmother she at the age eighty-three

54th Ballad - Roud Number: 13941

Title: Oh, dem golden slippers!

First Line: Oh, my golden slippers am laid away

Authors:  Bland, James A., 1854-1911

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V5033

Title: My Katty, kiss 'em

First Line: I've caught at last my Katty dear

56th Ballad - Roud Number: 1777

Title: Oh, Joe, the boat's going over

First Line: It happen'd on one afternoon in the month of May

Themes:  ExcursionsBoating

57th Ballad

Title: I'm a Don, I've got 'em on

First Line: I'm a swell the fact is known

Themes:  Dandies

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V3020

Title: [Ther]e's another jolly row down stairs

First Line: I'm one of those fellows who like quiet life

Themes:  Domestic strifeLodgers

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V1726

Title: The girl in the tight-fitting jersey

First Line: You see that I'm quite in the fashion

Themes:  Clothing

60th Ballad - Roud Number: V20220

Title: Sweeter than jam

First Line: The swells may boast about their girls who ride in Rotten Row

61st Ballad - Roud Number: 12893

Title: That's how you get served when you're old

First Line: One day in the street I just happen'd to meet

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6290

Title: The School Board man

First Line: \"The holy joys of wedded life\" we hear the poets sing

Themes:  Education

63rd Ballad

Title: Nancy fancied a soldier

First Line: In Bermondsey not long ago there lived a little dame

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V30410

Title: The man at the wheel or, Why did she leave me?

First Line: Behold me, the Captain of a steamboat

Performers:  Seymour, Frank, d. 1891

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V13505

Title: Grandmother's watch. The popular reply to \"Grandfather's clock\"

First Line: My Grandmother's watch was of wonderful make

66th Ballad - Roud Number: V15945

Title: I haven't arrived at the end

First Line: I've been thinking of things in a general way

Authors:  Anthony, George

67th Ballad - Roud Number: V20393

Title: Once more, Harry!

First Line: I'm a true-hearted fellow, so gay and so free

68th Ballad - Roud Number: 11511

Title: The cabin with the roses at the door

First Line: The light is fading fast and I'm thinking of the past

Themes:  FarmersAgeMigration

69th Ballad

Title: Meggie and Jo

First Line: Two children sat on the beach

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Oh! ain't I having a day

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of chap

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V34917

Title: I read it in the paper

First Line: My name is Corney Burke, I've got no need to work

72nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25174

Title: Make it as smooth as you can

First Line: As we travel through life, funny people we meet

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3850

Title: Little Robin, tell Kitty I'm coming

First Line: Little Robin, tell Kitty I'm coming

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V29837

Title: Our marriage bells are ringing

First Line: Our marriage bells are ringing

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V8062

Title: Kiss the little ones for me

First Line: Far from home and loving faces

76th Ballad - Roud Number: V26206

Title: To my sweetheart

First Line: Oh, would I had the wealth of worlds

Authors:  Anthony, George

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