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Edition - Bod1693

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer, Toy and Marble warehouse 6 Saint Andrew st 7 dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V2972

Title: William's return to his Mary

First Line: It was one summer morning just by the break of day

Themes:  Lovers reunited

Firth c.12(180)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 16(309d)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod6164

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed at J. Pitts Wholesale toy Warehouse 6 Great st Andrew street 7 dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V8251

Title: The constant Valentine

First Line: On Valentine's morn as Sally fair in her chamber sat alone

Themes:  Lovers reunited

Firth c.12(176)

Notes:  Slip


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Firth c.13(18)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 16(58b)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod3113

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer, wholesale toy and marble warehouse, 6 Great saint Andrew st. 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V5100

Title: Portsmouth harbour

First Line: Our ship in Portsmouth harbour

Subjects:  Portsmouth (England)

Themes:  MerchantsSailorsSocial statusLovers reunited

Firth c.12(378)

Notes:  Slip


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Firth c.13(202)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 16(210b)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod7311

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and sold by J. Pitts, 14, Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V29485

Title: William's return

First Line: Come all ye young lovers I pray lend an ear

Themes:  Lovers reunited

Firth c.12(181)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8607

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1844

Imprint: London, Printed by J. Pitts, Toy and Marble Warehouse, 7, Great St. Andrew Street


Ballad - Roud Number: V2972

Title: William's return to his Mary

First Line: It was one snmmer [sic] morning just by the break of day

Themes:  SailorsLovers reunited

Firth c.13(190)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod20414

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed at J. Pitts, Wholesale Toy Warehouse 6 Great St Andrew street 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: 264

Title: The sailor's return

First Line: Its in the groves I chanced to walk

Themes:  Lovers reunited

Firth c.12(189)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 17(271a)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod5784

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer Wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6 Great st Andrew street 7 dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 267

Title: George Riley

First Line: Twas on a summers morning the weather being clear

Themes:  SailorsLovers reunited

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 21264

Title: Hodge in London

First Line: John Hodge bid his daddy & mammy good bye

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Countryman in LondonTheft

Harding B 11(1305)

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Edition - Bod5823

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.Marshall, W.

Imprint Locations:  LondonBristol

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials. Sold by W. Marshall, Bristol


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1794

Title: Jack Robinson

First Line: The perils and dangers of the voyage past

Subjects:  Portsmouth (England)

Themes:  TavernsSailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 266

Title: The banks of Claudy

First Line: It was on a summer's morning all in the month of May

Themes:  SoldiersLovers reunited

Harding B 11(1847)

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Edition - Bod6957

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.BennettPierce, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonBrightonSouthborough

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Printed by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials. Sold by Pierce, Southborough, and Bennett, Brighton


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 348

Title: Little Mary, the sailor's bride

First Line: As William and Mary strayed by the sea side

Themes:  Lovers reunited

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5448

Title: The primrose girl

First Line: Come buy of poor Kate primroses I sell

Themes:  Street traders

Firth b.25(92)

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Johnson Ballads 221

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Edition - Bod11474

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.Sharman, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonCambridge

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials. Sold by Sharman, Pease Hill, Cambridge


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1462

Title: Faithful Ellen's happy meeting

First Line: As a warrior's daughter, she did roam

Tune: Lovely Lowland Caroline

Themes:  Lovers reunitedFirearms

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13816

Title: The Sicilian maid

First Line: I knew a Sicilian maid

Themes:  Cruel father

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V888

Title: Gaily circling glass

First Line: By the gayly-circling glass

Themes:  Drinking

Harding B 11(1124)

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Edition - Bod11998

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V115

Title: Albion my country

First Line: Albion, my dear, my native isle

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3813

Title: Banks of the river Ness or Young William's return

First Line: I am a jolly sailor, and just returned to shore

Themes:  SailorsSlaveryLovers reunitedTurkey

Harding B 11(28)

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Edition - Bod12034

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V172

Title: The battle of Algiers

First Line: Come all you Britons stout and bold, that love your native land

Subjects:  Pellew, Edward, Viscount Exmouth, 1757-1833

Themes:  1816Algiers, Battle of, 1816

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1526

Title: Poor but honest sodger

First Line: When wild wars deadly blast was blawn, and gentle peace returning

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Subjects:  Scotland

Themes:  SoldiersLovers reunited

Harding B 11(180)

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Edition - Bod12313

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7338

Title: Mrs. Johnson

First Line: Oh, I have got a charming bride

Tune: Dicky Johnson

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7560

Title: The constant pair; or, The pretty 'prentice boy

First Line: Come all you pretty maidens, and a story I'll tell

Subjects:  Liverpool (England)Indies

Themes:  Lovers reunitedTransvestismWomen sailors

Harding B 11(2449)

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Edition - Bod12936

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials

Notes:  Harding B 11(498) is another impression Harding B 11(498) is another impression


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1027

Title: Bushes and briers

First Line: Through bushes and through briers

Themes:  Unrequited loveEavesdropping

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 265

Title: Fair Phoebe and her dark-eyed sailor

First Line: It's of a comely young lady fair

Tune: [F]emale smuggler

Themes:  SailorsLovers reunited

Harding B 11(499)

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Edition - Bod13004

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials

Notes:  Harding B 11(499) is another impression Harding B 11(499) is another impression


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1027

Title: Bushes and briers

First Line: Through bushes and through briers

Themes:  Unrequited loveEavesdropping

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 265

Title: Fair Phoebe and her dark-eyed sailor

First Line: It's of a comely young lady fair

Tune: Female smuggler

Themes:  SailorsLovers reunited

Harding B 11(498)

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Edition - Bod7193

Imprint Names:  Paul, C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Paul, Printer, 18 Great St. Andrew Street 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V230

Title: The better land

First Line: I hear the [sic] speak of a better land

Authors:  Hemans, Felicia Dorothea Browne, 1793-1835

Themes:  Heaven

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1825

Title: The rover's return

First Line: My love was a rover, on roving bent

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Lovers reunited

Firth b.26(32)

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Edition - Bod8353

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.BennettPierce

Imprint Locations:  LondonBrightonSouthborough

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials. Sold by Pierce, Southborough; and Bennett, Brighton

Notes:  Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads. See Firth b.25(92)


Ballad - Roud Number: 348

Title: Little Mary, the sailor's bride

First Line: As William and Mary strayed by the sea side

Themes:  Lovers reunited

Firth c.13(140)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod8592

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(2666)


Ballad - Roud Number: V20088

Title: The dark-ey'd sailor

First Line: As I was going down Ratcliffe highway

Themes:  SailorsLovers reunited

Firth c.13(192)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod8634

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: E. Hodges, (from Pitt's) Wholesale Song Mart, Toy and Marble Warehouse, 31, Dudley St., 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V23180

Title: The Chartists are coming

First Line: What a row and a rumpus there is I declare

Tune: The bailiff is coming

Themes:  Chartism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 191

Title: The soldier's return

First Line: T'was on one Monday morning as I tripped o'er the moss

Themes:  SoldiersLovers reunited

Firth c.14(184)

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Johnson Ballads 480

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 480 is in poor condition.


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Edition - Bod8671

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2 & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13246

Title: How, when, and where

First Line: Oh, tell me when & tell me where

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1204

Title: Fair Betsy of Deptford, and her young sailor bold

First Line: Come all you pretty fair maids of every degree

Themes:  SailorsLovers reunited

Firth c.13(260)

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Harding B 11(1593)

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Edition - Bod14431

Imprint Names:  Paul, C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Paul, Printer, 18, Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V27167

Title: Repal [sic] of the Union, Erin's rights

First Line: Now just give attention you sons of Hibernia

Themes:  Politics and government - Ireland, 19th centuryHome Rule - Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V30825

Title: William's return, from on board a man-of-war

First Line: It was near the town of --- I heard a fair maid say

Themes:  NavalLovers reunited

Harding B 13(353)

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Johnson Ballads 690B

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Edition - Bod9042

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(2031). Harding B 16 (123b) is another issue.


Ballad - Roud Number: 9260

Title: The lad in his jacket so blue

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

Tune: Bonnets of blue

Themes:  Lovers reunited

Firth c.13(8)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod17381

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(28)


Ballad - Roud Number: 3813

Title: Banks of the river Ness or: Young William's return

First Line: I am a jolly sailor, and just returned to shore

Themes:  SailorsLovers reunited

Johnson Ballads 159

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod1182

Imprint Names:  Morgan, J.Paul, H.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondon

Date  18--

Imprint: [1] H. Paul, Printer, 22, Brick lane, Spitalfields [2] Paul Printer 18 Great Saint Andrew Stree[t] 7 Dials, And sold by J. Morgan 46 Brick Lane Spitalfields


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V16508

Title: The London merchant's daugher, and her young sailor bold

First Line: Young men and maid maidens pray give attention

Tune: The banks of sweet primroses

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social statusLovers reunited

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1402

Title: The beautiful muff

First Line: A buxom young damsel on a cold winter's night

Tune: Dumble down deary

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 640 is another issue of this ballad alone

Themes:  Sexual intercourse

Firth b.34(168)

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Edition - Bod13500

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.Marshall, W.Batchelar, T.BennettPierce

Imprint Locations:  LondonBristolLondonBrightonSouthborough

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2 Monmouth Court, 7 Dials ... Sold by W. Marshall, Bristol; also by T. Batchelar, 14, Hackney Road Crescent. sold by Bennett, Brighton, and Pierce, Southborough


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 378

Title: The bonny blue handkerchief

First Line: As early one morning I chanced for to stray

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 9260

Title: The bonny blue jacket

First Line: As early one morning I chanc'd for to roam

Themes:  SailorsLovers reunited

Harding B 11(400)

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