Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries



Filter your search:

Result Type:
Items - 47
Illustrations - 25
Editions - 18
Themes:
Sailors - 3
Nabobs - 2
Pawnbrokers - 2
Rural society - 2
Transported convict - 2

(show more)

IconClass:
41D224 - 6
42E22 - 6
47I224 - 6
42EE224 - 5
31AA231 - 4

(show more)

Dates:
1750-1800 - 1
1800-1850 - 11
1850-1900 - 2
Subjects:
Ireland - 1
Lancashire (England) - 1
Collections:
Bodleian Harding - 8
Bodleian Firth - 5
Bodleian Rare Books - 4
Bodleian John Johnson - 3
Authors:
Collins, John, d. 1808 - 2
Printers/Publishers:
[s.n.] - 4
Harkness, J. - 3
Catnach, J. - 2
Hodges, E.M.A. - 2
Armstrong, W. - 1

(show more)

Locations:
London - 7
[s.l.] - 4
Preston - 3
Carlisle - 1
Dublin - 1

(show more)

Search again:

Results:

Your current search: IconClass Code: 25G1(+224)

90 results found Page 1 of 4  Next>>

Illustration - 3rd Illustration on Bod2244

IconClass Codes:
41D224: Sleeves

Sheet - Harding B 28(224)

Imprint Names:  Armstrong, W.

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

Date  between 1820 and 1824

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 552

Title: New York streets

First Line: As I was walking up New York streets

Themes:  CannibalismShipwreckWomen sailors


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 263

Title: Bloody miller

First Line: My parents educated me, good learning gave to me

Themes:  Murder



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Johnson Ballads fol. 224

Imprint Names:  Vale, W.H.

Imprint Locations:  Hereford

Date  c.1835

Ballad - Roud Number: V30848

Title: A new song

First Line: March, march, Broad street, and High street

Tune: Blue bonnets over the border

Themes:  Parliamentary elections, Hereford



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Harding B 18(224)

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Notes:  Border: Musical instruments. Coloured.


Ballad

Title: Hans Dunder has gone for a solger

First Line: I'd traveled dis countree there und here

Attributation: Composed and sung by P. Bradel Jr. better known as Brudder Bones, Comic Singer of Avenue B

Authors:  Bradel, P., Jr.

Performers:  Bradel, P., Jr.

Themes:  Immigrants - U.S.A.



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Johnson Ballads 224

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.BennettPierce, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonBrightonSouthborough

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Ballad - Roud Number: 40

Title: Lord Bateman

First Line: Lord Bateman he was a noble lord

Subjects:  Turkey

Themes:  TurksCourtship - difference of ethnicity



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Firth b.34(224)

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Series Identifier: 485


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 8809

Title: Pat Molloy

First Line: I was just eighteen years of age, my mother's white haired boy

Themes:  Irish - U.S.A.Emigration - IrishLetter-writingIrish - England


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 151

Title: The lark in the morning

First Line: As I was a walking one morning in May

Themes:  Agricultural laborersRural societyIllegitimacy



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Firth c.14(224)

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 267 is another impression.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13884

Title: Sailor's tear

First Line: He leap'd into the boat

Themes:  Sailors


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6281

Title: Home, love, is home, be it ever so homely

First Line: Ah! why should my dearest his quiet endanger


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

Themes:  Soldiers



Click images to view larger

Sheet - 2806 b.11(224)

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier: 528


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1819

Title: The Belfast lovers

First Line: You lovers all attention pay, the truth I will pen down


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V9577

Title: Maggie May!

First Line: The spring had came [sic], the flowers in bloom


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13846

Title: Come back to Erin

First Line: Come back to Erin, mavourneen, mavourneen



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Firth b.27(224)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2336

Title: Misletoe bough

First Line: The misletoe hung in the castle hall

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


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1316

Title: Struggle for the breeches

First Line: About my wife, I mean to sing a very comic song

Themes:  Domestic relations



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Firth c.13(224)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V738

Title: Katty avourneen

First Line: Twas a cold winter night, and the tempest was snarling


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13871

Title: Nancy Lee

First Line: Of all the wives that e'er I know

Themes:  MarriageSailors



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Firth b.26(224)

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7387

Title: Joe and Bet. Parody on \"Jeannett and Jeannot\"

First Line: You are going far away, far away from poor old Bet

Themes:  Crime - 19th centuryPolice


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2809

Title: The poor little fisherman's girl

First Line: It was down in the country a poor girl was weeping

Themes:  Orphans



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Firth c.16(224)

Imprint Names:  Walker, B.

Imprint Locations:  Bradford

Series Identifier: 4


Ballad - Roud Number: V7603

Title: John Bull and the new taxes

First Line: Here are some lines about the times

Themes:  Taxation



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Firth c.26(224)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 756


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V10187

Title: Why are coals so dear?

First Line: Kind friends if you will listen

Themes:  Coalmines and mining


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25367

Title: The new License act

First Line: O what is the world coming to, boys?

Themes:  TavernsDrinking



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Firth c.17(224)

Imprint Names:  Disley

Imprint Locations:  London

Ballad - Roud Number: V33043

Title: Confession of Thos. Drory

First Line: As I walked down by Chelmsford jail

Subjects:  Essex (England)

Themes:  SeductionMurder - 19th centuryPregnancyCrime - 19th century



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Harding B 14(224)

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  [1849]

Series Identifier: 626


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V23184

Title: A new song on the Mannings

First Line: Another shocking murder I have for to declare

Tune: The wife's dream

Authors:  Clark, J.

Themes:  Murder


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 24931

Title: Man the life boat!

First Line: Man the life boat! man the life boat!

Themes:  Shipwreck



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Harding B 11(224)

Imprint Names:  Paul, C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Ballad - Roud Number: V13729

Title: The beggar's lament

First Line: The beggars are ruined oh, dear, -- oh, dear

Subjects:  Times

Themes:  BeggarsNewspapersForeigners



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Firth b.25(224)

Imprint Names:  Forth, J.

Imprint Locations:  Pocklington

Series Identifier: 50


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3935

Title: The English girl

First Line: She laughs and runs, a cherub thing

Themes:  Girls


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 12626

Title: Umbrella courtship

First Line: A belle and beau would walking go



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Harding B 12(224)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1874]

Ballad - Roud Number: V5981

Title: We'll not forget poor Roger now

First Line: Britons all come pay attention

Tune: When these old clothes were new

Subjects:  Orton, Arthur, 1834-1898Kenealy, Edward Vaughan Hyde, 1819-1880

Themes:  Tichborne claimant1874



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Harding B 13(224)

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  [1845]

Series Identifier: 388


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6492

Title: The falling of nine arches and fifteen lives lost at Ashton, April 19th, 1845

First Line: Both old and young who have feeling hearts, one moment now attend

Themes:  Railways


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 11

Title: Blow the winds I O

First Line: There was a shepherd's son



Click images to view larger

Sheet - 2806 b.10(224)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Harding B 13(340) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V4329

Title: Home rule for Ireland

First Line: Come all you sons of Erin

Subjects:  Ireland



Click images to view larger

Sheet - Harding B 2(24)

Imprint Names:  Bailey

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1799 and 1804

Notes:  Harding B 2(25) is another edition


Ballad - Roud Number: V6543

Title: The biters bit; or the Farmer's blunder. A tale

First Line: A farmer once to London went

References:

ESTC: T173809

Themes:  Countryman in London



Click images to view larger

Sheet - 2806 c.16(224)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip

Series Identifier: 236


Ballad - Roud Number: V25082

Title: The shaver

First Line: The barber shaves with the polished blade

Authors:  P., R.

Themes:  Shaving



Click images to view larger

Sheet - 2806 c.8(224)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip.


Ballad

Title: A new song called the Flourishing states of Kilmurry

First Line: I am a young girl that's given to strole [sic]

Notes:  In English and Irish in alternate stanzas

Subjects:  Ireland



Click images to view larger

Illustration - 1st Illustration on Bod5787

IconClass Codes:
47I224: Shearing (sheep)

Sheet - Harding B 22(4)

Imprint Names:  Davenport, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1800 and 1802

Notes:  Slip


Ballad

Title: All the months in the year

First Line: When first the child is teem'd in the womb

References:

ESTC: T195398



Click images to view larger

90 results found Page 1 of 4  Next>>

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.

×