Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries



Filter your search:

Themes:
Blackface minstrelsy - 8
Soldiers - 7
Death - 4
Rejected suitor - 4
Transported convict - 4

(show more)


Subjects:
Ireland - 4
Scotland - 3
Albert, Prince Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861 - 2
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 - 2
Peel, Robert, Sir, 1788-1850 - 2

(show more)

Collections:
Bodleian Harding - 77
Bodleian Firth - 51
Bodleian John Johnson - 19
Bodleian Rare Books - 4
Authors:
Thornton, L.M., d. 1888 - 3
Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844 - 2
Harris, W. - 2
Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852 - 1
Bellamy, W.H. (William Henry) - 1

(show more)

Performers:
Hart, Michael - 1
Ryland, Cliff - 1
Simonds, Master - 1
Printers/Publishers:
Pratt, W. - 129
Harkness, J. - 4
Rankin, R. - 1
Locations:
Birmingham - 129
Preston - 4
Bell Hotel - 1
Exhibition Gin Palace - 1
Gateshead - 1

Search again:

Results:

Your current search: IconClass Code: 31AA25113(+82)

Current filters: Dates: 1800-1850(x)  
134 results found <<Previous   Page 2 of 6  Next>>

Edition - Bod14851

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Harding B 16(21c)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14891

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Printed by W. Pratt, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: 7

Title: Sylvia's request, and William's denial

First Line: Fair Sylvia on a certain day

Themes:  Highwaymen - female

Harding B 15(326b)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14921

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: 24450

Title: Who's your hatter

First Line: Come all pretty maidens of every degree

Themes:  Fashions

Firth c.21(125)

Notes:  Firth c.21(125) torn upper left corner Slip


Click image to view larger


Harding B 16(306b)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14993

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier: 768


Ballad - Roud Number: V3383

Title: The pretty girls of Islington

First Line: The pretty girls of Islington

Themes:  Girls

Harding B 16(213b)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod9401

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V5189

Title: General Haynau

First Line: Good people pay attention pray

Authors:  Everson, W.

Subjects:  Haynau, J.J. von Haynau, Baron

Firth c.16(453)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod9627

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: William Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V3819

Title: Bob, the policeman, and charming Bet!

First Line: Oh, Bob says Bet, you often said

Themes:  Police

Firth c.17(297)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod9667

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V2969

Title: Mother don't you cry

First Line: Oh, well do I remember now

Themes:  Transported convict

Firth c.17(58)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod15096

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Wm. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier: 242


Ballad - Roud Number: 493

Title: The new deserter

First Line: As I was walking along the highway

Themes:  Soldiers - desertion

Harding B 16(168a)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod15223

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Wm. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V5471

Title: The wild rose of Erin

First Line: Her long raven hair in the night wind was streaming

Harding B 16(307c)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod15225

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier: 668


Ballad - Roud Number: 23119

Title: While pensive!

First Line: While pensive I thought of my love

Harding B 16(305a)

Notes:  Slip

Edition - Bod15268

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: 1180

Title: The four seasons

First Line: Come all you lads and lasses, I pray give attention

Harding B 16(98c)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod15461

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V4446

Title: There's nothing like the ladies

First Line: Dear ladies all, both short and tall

Themes:  Women

Harding B 17(309b)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod15735

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier: 563


Ballad - Roud Number: V16043

Title: The Reds and the Blues

First Line: Our soldiers and our sailors

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 17(252a)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod16079

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 20(82).


Ballad - Roud Number: 2315

Title: Johnny Cope

First Line: Cope sent a letter to Dunbar

Themes:  Jacobite Rebellion, 1745

Firth b.28(26b)

Notes:  Slip.


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod16609

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V3027

Title: Answer to Red, white, & blue

First Line: I must now bid adieu to the ocean

Harding B 22(382)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod17653

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V20267

Title: The rigs of the mops!

First Line: You country lads and lasses all

Harding B 16(227c)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod20741

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier: 443


Ballad

Title: The emigrant's bride

First Line: I hear thee bidding me farewell

Tune: Irish emigrant

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

2806 b.10(92)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Harding B 15(95a)

Notes:  Slip


Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod4238

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier: 7


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2418

Title: As I wandered by the brookside

First Line: As I wandered by the brookside

Notes:  Harding B 15(263a) is another edition of this ballad alone.

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13248

Title: The Englishman

First Line: There's a land that bears a well known name

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

Firth b.27(524)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod5054

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: William Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier: 568


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1093

Title: The Nightingale!

First Line: My love he was a rich farmer's son

Themes:  Ghosts

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V11915

Title: The maid of Lanwellyn

First Line: I have no sheep on the mountain, no boat on the lake

Johnson Ballads 1449A

Notes:  The illustration is coloured.

Edition - Bod6752

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: William Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V3188

Title: A damsel's adventures

First Line: Men and maids give attention to what I do say

Tune: The sprig of shillelah

Themes:  Marriage prospects - womenTradesmen

Firth b.34(79)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod6822

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12935

Title: Poisoned family

First Line: Good friends far and near, come you quickly shall hear

Themes:  AdulteryServants

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13816

Title: The Sicilian maid

First Line: I knew a Sicilian maid

Firth b.34(230)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod6993

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: William Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1448

Title: Pretty Caroline

First Line: One morning in the month of May, how sweetly shone the sun

Themes:  Lovers reunited

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5366

Title: Hookey Walker

First Line: Forty years back this body was born

Notes:  With prose introduction

Themes:  Education

Firth b.26(129)

Click image to view larger


Harding B 11(3150)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod6994

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5128

Title: Down among the dead men

First Line: Here's a health to the king and a lasting peace

Authors:  Dyer, J.

Themes:  Drinking

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3983

Title: Sights of --- fair!

First Line: The morning is so pleasant

Themes:  Fairs

Firth b.26(13)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod2118

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier: 559


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1054

Title: New garden fields

First Line: Come all you pretty fair maids I pray now attend

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3340

Title: Fly away pretty moth

First Line: Fly away pretty moth to the shade

Harding B 11(2644)

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 1448C; Coloured illustration.


Click image to view larger


Johnson Ballads 1448C

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 1448C; Coloured illustration.

Edition - Bod2440

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 4871

Title: Uncle Ned's ghost

First Line: You've heard of a nigger, they call'd Uncle Ned

Themes:  African Americans

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V303

Title: The Caledonian maid

First Line: Oh, say ye virgins, have you seen

Subjects:  Scotland

Harding B 11(3930)

Click image to view larger


Johnson Ballads 1458

Click image to view larger


Johnson Ballads 1459

Click image to view larger


Johnson Ballads 1460

Click image to view larger


Johnson Ballads 1461

Click image to view larger


Johnson Ballads 1462

Click image to view larger


Johnson Ballads 1463

Click image to view larger


134 results found <<Previous   Page 2 of 6  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.

×