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Sheet - Firth b.26(311)

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Series Identifier: 505


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7835

Title: My little Mary Ann

First Line: In a sweet little village on the banks of a stream

Themes:  Agricultural laborersRural society


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V137

Title: Answer to Annie Lisle

First Line: Farewell my dearest daughter, thou art gone to a better shore

Notes:  Harding B 16(7c) is another edition of this ballad alone

Themes:  Death



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Sheet - Firth c.17(311)

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

1st Ballad

Title: The he she lady's maid

First Line: Good people all attention give and of a droll affair

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 197 is another issue of this ballad alone

Themes:  ServantsTransvestism


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1000

Title: The bold privateer

First Line: Fare you well my dearest Polly

Themes:  Piracy



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Sheet - Johnson Ballads fol. 311

Imprint Names:  Sagg

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V9340

Title: Malton election song

First Line: Arouse from your slumber, ye men of true spirit

Themes:  Parliamentary elections



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Sheet - Firth b.25(311)

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V711

Title: Going home with the milk in the morning

First Line: Grieving's a folly; I hate meloncholy [sic]

Themes:  Drunkenness


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1981

Title: Live and let live

First Line: Live and let live! 'tis the great law of nature

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

Themes:  Tolerance



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Sheet - 2806 c.16(311)

Imprint Names:  Walker, G., jun.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  between 1834 and 1886

Series Identifier: 96


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1011

Title: Burns's Fareweel

First Line: Ae fond kiss and then we sever

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3034

Title: Hurrah for an Irish stew

First Line: Hurrah! for an Irish stew!


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V11879

Title: Turn again, thou fair Eliza

First Line: Turn again, thou fair Eliza



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Sheet - Firth b.34(311)

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier: 629


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2160

Title: Irish navigator

First Line: If you'll listen to my song, I will not detain you long

Themes:  Prostitution


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V16094

Title: Where's my Dolly gone to?

First Line: It's just ten days ago-ees

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Countryman in London



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Sheet - 2803 d.3(11)

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1871]

Notes:  Harding B 13(75) is another edition Johnson Ballads fol. 39a is another edition


Ballad - Roud Number: V35083

Title: The great Tichborne trial

First Line: Good people all attention give, and listen to my song

Themes:  Tichborne claimant



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Sheet - Firth c.26(311)

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier: 772


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5390

Title: Polly said she loved me; or The fascinating flute

First Line: Oh, dear! I feel unhappy, whatever shall I do

Authors:  Hart, E.A.

Performers:  Hart, E.A.


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5156

Title: Have your own opinion!

First Line: As you travel in life, you meet with with strife

Authors:  Stokes, John

Performers:  Hands, Johnny



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Sheet - 2806 d.31(1)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 18


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15651

Title: Woman

First Line: Shall I, wasting in despair

Authors:  Wither, G.

Notes:  Selected and varied stanzas

Themes:  Women


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13889

Title: The banks o' Doon

First Line: Ye banks and braes o' bonny Doon

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13765

Title: The galley slave

First Line: Oh, think on my fate, once I freedom enjoyed

Authors:  Cross, J.C. (James C.), d. 1810

Themes:  Slavery - galley slaves



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Sheet - Harding B 11(311)

Imprint Names:  Grove

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7235

Title: The black mechanical sweep

First Line: You public at large beware

Themes:  Chimney-sweeps


2nd Ballad

Title: Beware of the cabbage round Wandsworth

First Line: There was a jovial lady

Themes:  ServantsStealing



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Sheet - Harding B 13(311)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V1929

Title: Success to the Nine hours' movement!

First Line: The sons of labour in the land

Tune: Helmet on his brow

Themes:  Working class



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Sheet - Johnson Ballads 311

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 23079

Title: The fisherman's daughter

First Line: Why art thou wandering alone on the shore?

Notes:  Harding B 15(107b) is another issue of this ballad alone


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1162

Title: The bonny labouring boy

First Line: As I rov'd out one morning, being in the blooming spring

Themes:  Social status



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Sheet - Harding B 14(311)

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1831]

Ballad

Title: The new coal act

First Line: See how the people thro' the streets

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Tradesmen1831Cholera



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Sheet - Harding B 18(311)

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V18607

Title: Jamie's on the stormy sea

First Line: E'eer [sic] the twilight bat was fletting [sic]

Performers:  Hassett, John


2nd Ballad

Title: Constancy

First Line: How dear the dream



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Sheet - Harding B 3(11)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Harding B 3(10) is another impression


Ballad - Roud Number: V5248

Title: The woeful lamentation of Jane Shore

First Line: If Rosamond, that was so fair

References:

ESTC: N21530

Subjects:  Shore, Jane, d. 1527



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Sheet - Harding B 31(1)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: Maryland

First Line: The despot's heel is on thy shore

Tune: My Normandy

Authors:  Randall, J.B.

Themes:  American Civil War, 1861-1865



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Sheet - Douce Ballads 3(11b)

Imprint Names:  [Diceys or Marshall]

Imprint Locations:  [London]

Notes:  Harding B 3(108) is another impression.


Ballad - Roud Number: 24145

Title: The Chester garland. In four parts

First Line: A merchant of London, as many report

Notes:  The text is the same as that of \"The Chester merchant\".

References:

ESTC: T30566

Subjects:  Russia

Themes:  MerchantsAdulteryCourts and lawTransvestism



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Sheet - Harding B 22(311)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip


Ballad - Roud Number: V20179

Title: Unfortunate Billy

First Line: When Billy first to London came

Tune: Mrs. Casey

Themes:  Countryman in London



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Sheet - 2806 c.15(311)

Imprint Names:  Lindsay, J.

Imprint Locations:  Glasgow

Date  between 1851 and 1910

Notes:  Slip


Ballad - Roud Number: 920

Title: Johnny Gallagher

First Line: As I was going to Newry one day

Themes:  Soldiers, Irish



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Sheet - Firth c.12(311)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip


Ballad - Roud Number: V12637

Title: Tom Truelove's knell

First Line: Tom Truelove woo'd the sweetest fair

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

References:

ESTC: T10502

Themes:  Naval battles



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Sheet - Firth c.16(311)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip


Ballad - Roud Number: V6947

Title: The vorkhouse boy

First Line: The cloth vos laid in the vorkhouse hall

Tune: The mistletoe bough

Themes:  Poor law



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Sheet - 2806 c.18(311)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip


Ballad - Roud Number: V461

Title: Tinware lass

First Line: One evening not very long ago



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Sheet - Harding B 26(311)

Imprint Names:  Moore, J.

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1846 and 1852

Notes:  Slip


Ballad - Roud Number: V8304

Title: Killavey's pride

First Line: How beautiful young Mary looked, she was Killavey's pride



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Sheet - Douce Ballads 3(11a)

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Ballad - Roud Number: V9980

Title: The Chatham tragedy

First Line: In Chatham town as we do understand

References:

ESTC: N70799

Themes:  Letter-writingCourtship - difference in social statusSuicide



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Sheet - Harding B 25(311)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip


Ballad - Roud Number: 831

Title: The bunch of rushes

First Line: As I walked forth one morning



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