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Edition - Bod7808

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed and Sold by T. Watts, 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V18329

Title: Temptations of good st Anthoyy [sic]

First Line: Saint Anthony sat on a lowly stool

Subjects:  Anthony, Saint

2nd Ballad

Title: Old abby clock

First Line: For ages gone by it proudly hath stood

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V28743

Title: My happy home

First Line: Behind the distant mountain

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V14296

Title: One suit between two

First Line: All you that are reduced and would wish to cut a shine

Themes:  PovertyClothing

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 13804

Title: My Ellen is the fairest flower

First Line: My Helen is the fairest flower

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V22056

Title: Victoria's the toast

First Line: Fill the glass, prime it well!

Themes:  Drinking

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1062

Title: Belfast mountains

First Line: Twas on belfast mountains

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 1246

Title: Lass of Richmond hill

First Line: On Richmond hill there lived a lass

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V13673

Title: A Highland laddie

First Line: Highland laddie heard of war

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V26993

Title: Up to the forest

First Line: Up to the forest high

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V6193

Title: Oh, the bright eyes beaming

First Line: Oh, thy bright eyes beaming

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 229

Title: Gipsey girl

First Line: My father was king of the gipseys you know

Themes:  Gipsies

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood waw [sic] a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V9058

Title: The maid of the Rhine

First Line: Thou darkroling river how gladly for ever

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V4794

Title: Matrimony. A catch

First Line: Fire! fire! what's the matter?

Themes:  Marriage

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V15165

Title: Woman rules the day

First Line: Ye lords of the creation

Themes:  Women

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Notes:  Stamped: Bodleian Library, Percy Manning Collection, 1917. Large format



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Edition - Bod6247

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  The second illustration is from The life and death of St. George, the noble champion of England (Aldermary Church Yard, London)


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13862

Title: Light of other days

First Line: The light of other days is faded

Authors:  Bunn, A. (Alfred), 1796-1860

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V734

Title: My boat is on the shore

First Line: My boat is on the shore

Authors:  Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V18405

Title: With a jolly full bottle

First Line: With a jolly full bottle let each man be arm'd

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1789

Title: 'Tis I that love her best

First Line: The gentle stars are peeping

5th Ballad

Title: The happy home

First Line: There's not a home, a home like mine

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V5287

Title: Home of my heart

First Line: I breathe once more my native air

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1010

Title: Doran's ass

First Line: One Paddy Doyle liv'd near Killarney

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 24348

Title: Bonny prince Charlie

First Line: Cam' ye by Athol braes, lad with the phillabeg

Subjects:  Charles Edward, prince, grandson of James II, king of England, 1720-1788

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 141

Title: The golden glove

First Line: A wealthy young squire of Tamworth we hear

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V3024

Title: Under the walnut tree

First Line: Under the walnut tree dance with me

Themes:  Dancing

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V20166

Title: Upbraid me not!

First Line: Upbraid me not! I little heed

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V21239

Title: Matrimonial miseries

First Line: Some married men boast of their true happy state

Themes:  Marriage

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V367

Title: Let us be happy together

First Line: Come, let us be happy together

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 13867

Title: The minstrel boy

First Line: The minstrel boy to the wars has gone

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V703

Title: Gloomy winter's now awa'

First Line: Gloomy winter's now awa'

Authors:  Tannahill, Robert, 1774-1810

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 13783

Title: Harry Bluff

First Line: Harry Bluff when a boy, left his friends and his home

Themes:  Sailors

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 13883

Title: Ratcatcher's daughter

First Line: In Westminster, not long ago, there lived a ratcatcher's daughter

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 1146

Title: Young Edward the gallant hussar

First Line: A damsel possessed of great beauty

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V9583

Title: A lady in a crinoline

First Line: A lady with a crinoline was walking down a street

Themes:  Crinolines

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 326

Title: My boy Tammy

First Line: Oh where hae ye been a' the day, my boy Tammy?

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V18888

Title: The woodland hallo

First Line: In our cottage, that peeps from the skirts of the wood

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V284

Title: A famous man was Robin Hood

First Line: A famous man was Robin Hood

Themes:  Rob Roy

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope told a flattering tale

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V8949

Title: The gay coalheaver

First Line: 'Twas a dark cloudy night

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V344

Title: Cheer for the pilots

First Line: The sturdy pilots put to sea

Themes:  Pilots

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V19489

Title: When the wind blows

First Line: When the wind blows

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V3545

Title: When the moon her light discloses

First Line: When the moon her light discloses

29th Ballad - Roud Number: 2821

Title: I've been roaming

First Line: I've been roaming, I've been roaming

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V8869

Title: Love and friendship

First Line: Away, light vows of woman's love

Themes:  Friendship

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V17063

Title: That melody enchants my soul

First Line: That melody enchants my soul

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V34735

Title: 'Tis very sweet to love thee, maiden

First Line: 'Tis very sweet to love thee, maiden, very sweet to woo

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15436

Title: Fill the goblet again

First Line: Fill the goblet again! for I never before

Themes:  Drinking

34th Ballad - Roud Number: 13861

Title: Last rose of summer

First Line: 'Tis the last rose of summer

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V7111

Title: A beau I had once on a time

First Line: A beau I had once on a time

36th Ballad - Roud Number: 664

Title: Bonny bunch of roses

First Line: By the danger of the ocean

Subjects:  Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873

Themes:  French invasion scares, 1852

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V5806

Title: Away, my bounding steed, away!

First Line: Away! my bounding steed, away!

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V13123

Title: Last words of Marmion

First Line: The war, that for a space did fail

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V1660

Title: Here in cool grot

First Line: Here, in cool grot and mossy cell

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V15600

Title: There's room enough for all

First Line: What need of all this fuss and strife

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V752

Title: Norah, the pride of Kildare

First Line: As beauteous Flora

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13789

Title: Maid of Judah

First Line: No more shall the children of Judah sing

Themes:  Jews

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13392

Title: The harp of Tara's hall

First Line: The harp that once thro' Tara's hall

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V1507

Title: King of the forest glade

First Line: Oh, I am the child of the forest wild

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V5437

Title: The pilgrim of love

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

46th Ballad - Roud Number: 13820

Title: Some love to roam

First Line: Some love to roam o'er the dark sea foam

Themes:  Hunting

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Edition - Bod23114

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: [R. March &] Co., St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell, London

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements.

Series Identifier: R. March & Co.'s Sole Right Edition 117


1st Ballad

Title: The signalman on the line

First Line: When the train is swiftly speeding on the metals tho' [sic] the night

Authors:  Daly, BrianAndrews, Bond

Performers:  Celli, Frank H., 1841-1904

Themes:  Railways

2nd Ballad

Title: One of the boys

First Line: There's a jolly little crew that I know

Authors:  Maurice, George, d. 1903

Performers:  Deane, Charles

Themes:  Drinking

3rd Ballad

Title: Round and round

First Line: Have you never had the feeling when you started out at night

Authors:  Castling, HarryVenton, F.W., d. 1918

Performers:  Hurley, Alec, 1863-1913Leighton, Harry

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V23999

Title: The society actor

First Line: I'm the fellow of whom you've all read

Authors:  Atkins, NortonMcGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Costello, Tom, 1863-1945

Themes:  Social statusClothingDebt

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V20527

Title: The night I played Richard the Third

First Line: I always had a fancy to come out upon the stage

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Themes:  Theaters

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V10550

Title: The beat of the drum

First Line: Will you gang with me, my lassie?

Performers:  Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

Themes:  SoldiersWar

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V25928

Title: Up in the gallery on a Saturday night

First Line: I am a boy that enjoys myself

Attributation: Written & sung by Frederick Williams, Manager, Deacon's Music Hall

Authors:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Performers:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Themes:  Theaters

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V20418

Title: The old bachelor

First Line: They say that human nature finds relief in matrimony

Performers:  Atkins, Will

Themes:  BachelorsMarriage - men

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V23969

Title: Skating at Olympia

First Line: I thought a little skating would be healthy

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Amusements

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V9542

Title: Rainbow in de sky

First Line: Pretty little girl in a bran new suit

Authors:  Dacre, Harry

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1722

Title: The dandy coloured coon

First Line: Now I'm a gallous nigger when I'm round about the town

Authors:  Morton, RichardLe Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Stratton, Eugene, 1861-1918

Subjects:  Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V25789

Title: The oft told tale

First Line: A woodman sang beside a brook

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V20405

Title: Old pals

First Line: The happiest hour in a man's career

Authors:  Boden, Harry

Performers:  Anderson, Harry

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V4473

Title: When the children are asleep

First Line: Ere the night has ended day

Performers:  de Fonblanque, Madame

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V11429

Title: Sarah, Sarah. Or A donkey cart built for two

First Line: I've got such a nice young man

Authors:  Bedford, Harry

Performers:  Carney, Kate, 1868-1950

Themes:  Entertainments

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V4674

Title: Our boys across the sea

First Line: There is a land of beauty, a land of mighty power

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

Subjects:  Ireland

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V31537

Title: Remembered or forgotten

First Line: I feel my heart with hope and gladness beating

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V32406

Title: Yes, you are!

First Line: The men of to-day have some odd little ways

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Valmore, Jenny

Themes:  Men

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1440

Title: Rose in her Sunday clothes

First Line: What is the flow'r of an Englishman's heart

Authors:  Hall, Albert, 1864-1907Murphy, C.W., 1875-1913

Performers:  Valmore, Jenny

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Bold Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood, was a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V32269

Title: The vindow man

First Line: You'll guess my line of pizness by the things upon my back

Authors:  Wilmott, CharlesPether, H.E.

Performers:  Rich, J.C.

Themes:  JewsImmigrants - Great Britain

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4944

Title: Pretty girl rather

First Line: One day, while strolling through the street

Authors:  McGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Prostitution

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V29173

Title: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!

First Line: My song is quite a novelty

Performers:  Travers, Hyram

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 5266

Title: Pretty pond lilies

First Line: Whilst waiting in the lane for you, darling

25th Ballad

Title: When summer comes again

First Line: There was once a young maiden of tender grace

Authors:  Thornton, James, 1861-1938

Performers:  Thornton, Bonnie, 1873-1920

26th Ballad

Title: Various topics (old & new)

First Line: Not quite one hundred years ago

Performers:  Hunter, G.W.

Themes:  Salvation Army

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V28905

Title: The giddy little girl said \"No.\"

First Line: I'll tell you a tale of a giddy little girl

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Powell, Orlando

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V4790

Title: Here's to Private Tommy Atkins

First Line: You can fetch him from the \"Grapes\" or \"Barley Mow\"

Authors:  St. Clair, F.V.

Themes:  SoldiersWar

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V26608

Title: Looking for a coon like me

First Line: Say, hab you seen a yaller gal

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Wentworth, Bessie, 1874-1901

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V20390

Title: One who is life to me

First Line: What means that thrill of newly waken'd gladness

Authors:  Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V34995

Title: Oh! take me there

First Line: I'm told there is a blissful spot

Authors:  Ellis, A.E.Durandeau, Augustus E., d. 1893

Performers:  Dempsey, W.P.Stevens, Charles E., d. 1910

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13797

Title: You men you think you're tricky

First Line: When boys and girls meet they think they are in love

Performers:  Cavendish, Nellie

Themes:  Marriage - gender roles

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4625

Title: Nellie and May, sisters were they

First Line: I will tell to you a story which the shades of life will show

Authors:  Kelly, John T., 1855-1922

34th Ballad

Title: The rowdy-dowdy boys

First Line: Girls, I'm a jolly old chappie

Authors:  Conley, TomMcGlennon, Felix

Themes:  AmusementsPolice

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V6115

Title: Robin Hood up to date

First Line: Some people praise the good old days

Authors:  Lennard, Horace, d. 1920Andrews, Bond

Performers:  Chard, Kate, 1862-1942

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V34234

Title: The miser

First Line: With greedy eyes the miser

Authors:  Beverly, Gus

Performers:  Rich, J.C.

Themes:  Money

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V24072

Title: Obadiah and Maria

First Line: Oh! I dreamed that I should meet my love to-day

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V5434

Title: Oh, 'Ria! A cockney's love affair

First Line: It was in the doorway of a 'pub

Authors:  Castling, Harry

Performers:  Pearl, Arthur

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V30647

Title: Mona

First Line: O, swift goes my boat like a bird on the billow

Authors:  Weatherly, F.E.Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V20394

Title: On the same old spot once more

First Line: It's somewhat sweet I think to know

Performers:  Anderson, Harry

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V23977

Title: Push dem clouds away

First Line: If you want to git to Heaven on de nickel-plated road

Authors:  Gaunt, Percy

Performers:  Pryde, Peggy

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5385

Title: Oh, Polly! Pretty little Polly!

First Line: Now, you talk about yer ladies -- female aristocratic swells

Authors:  Castling, HarryVenton, F.W., d. 1918

Performers:  Hurley, Alec, 1863-1913

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15747

Title: Not the only one

First Line: I always make the best of thing

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V5301

Title: If the heart of a man

First Line: If the heart of a man is depressed with care

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V8100

Title: You grasp the situation in a minute

First Line: Did you ever chance to meet with a coster in the street

Authors:  Calvert, C.W.Eaton, W.G.

Performers:  Leamar, Alice, 1869-1950

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V7544

Title: Oh, Flossie! Pretty little Flossie

First Line: Little sweetheart, up above me

Authors:  Morton, Richard

Performers:  Little Chip (Pseudonym)

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V20390

Title: One who is life to me

First Line: What means that thrill of newly waken'd gladness

Authors:  Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V28081

Title: You'll have to name the day

First Line: Hold your whist, while I tell you what's happened to me

Authors:  Adams, HarryHarrison, J.M.

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V4659

Title: Oh! Mr. Porter

First Line: Lately I just spent a week with my old aunt Brown

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

Themes:  Railways

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V16788

Title: Venice at Olympia

First Line: To Venice at Olympia I took my girl

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Amusements

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V27097

Title: Real good boys

First Line: The days of my childhood, ah! well I remember

Authors:  Robson, T.G.

Performers:  Collins, Marie

52nd Ballad

Title: You and I, and all of us

First Line: Now, you, and I, and all of us

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32674

Title: Our 'armonic club

First Line: On a Monday night when the blokes 'as finished work

Themes:  Drinking

54th Ballad

Title: Up go the fireworks

First Line: Upon the usual firework night

Authors:  Pink, Wal, 1862-1922Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Combes, Arthur

Themes:  Fireworks

55th Ballad

Title: Oo-diddley-oo!

First Line: It's very, very hard when all that you can say

Authors:  Starr, Harry

Performers:  Rigby, Arthur W.

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V13103

Title: You look after me

First Line: Two jolly pals made up their minds a party to attend

Authors:  Connor, T.W.

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

Themes:  Drinking

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V28122

Title: Saturday

First Line: There's one day a week when we feel a bit \"Gay,\"

Authors:  Maurice, George, d. 1903

Performers:  Champion, Harry, 1866-1942

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V20268

Title: Riding on the District Railway

First Line: A maid came to London just for change

Authors:  Morris, Alfred J., 1861-1905Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Coleman, Bessie

Themes:  SeductionCountryman in LondonLondon Underground

59th Ballad

Title: Marguerite's lovers

First Line: I was once Queen of a beauty show

Authors:  Atkins, Norton

Performers:  Torr, Clara

60th Ballad

Title: My old man

First Line: The time does swiftly flow

Authors:  Morton, RichardLe Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Lawrence, Katie

Themes:  Family life

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V11835

Title: Adieu, my lov'd harp

First Line: Adieu, mu lov'd harp, for no more shall the vale

62nd Ballad

Title: The Irish colleen

First Line: I went to a party consisting of four

Authors:  Robey, W.C.

Performers:  Howard, Lizzie, 1864-1901

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1171

Title: Kate Kearney

First Line: Oh, have you not heard of Kate Kearney

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V7812

Title: Carrie Gray

First Line: An old fellow once at a cosy bar stood

Authors:  Darnley, HerbertAtkins, Norton

Performers:  McCarthy, D.J.

Themes:  Letter-writingCourtship - difference in social status

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V5184

Title: At the mid hour of night

First Line: At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly

66th Ballad - Roud Number: 2058

Title: Shepherds, I have lost my love

First Line: Shepherds, I have lost my love

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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.

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