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Sheet - 2806 d.31(35)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 169

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12748

Title: I'll wander wi' my dearie

First Line: When barley 'gins to hang its head

Tune: The gallant weaver

2nd Ballad

Title: The sailor to his dearie

First Line: Oh fear not my dear on the waters we ride

Themes:  Crimean War, 1853-1856

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Sheet - Don. b.13(35)

Imprint Names:  Deacon, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1671 and 1704

Ballad - Roud Number: V6546

Title: The farmers son of Devonshire

First Line: Well met brother Jack

Tune: Mary live long


ESTC: R215742

Subjects:  William III, King of England, 1650-1702

Themes:  FarmersSoldiersPolitics and government - 17th centurySpanish Succession, war of, 1701-1714

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Sheet - 2805 c.6(35)

Imprint Names:  Clark, Charles

Imprint Locations:  Great Totham

Date  1844

Notes:  Dated Great Totham, June 4, 1844

Ballad - Roud Number: V28913

Title: The marriage at Totham. An acrostic

First Line: G-lorious Hymen! mark again how he speeds in his bright career

Authors:  Clark, Charles, 1806-1880

Themes:  Marriage

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Sheet - Harding B 28(35)

Imprint Names:  Liptrot

Imprint Locations:  St. Helens

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V9699

Title: The banish'd sailor

First Line: Farewell my dear Poll I am going

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V19911

Title: The man of courage

First Line: The man that is drunk is void of all care

Themes:  Drunkenness

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Sheet - Wood 401(35)

Imprint Names:  Grove, F.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1623 and 1661

Ballad - Roud Number: 3957

Title: Robin Hood his rescuing Will Stutly from the sheriff and his men, who had taken him prisoner, and was going to hang him

First Line: When Robin Hood in the green wood liv'd

Tune: Robin Hood and Queen Katherine


ESTC: R234834

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

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Sheet - Wood E 25(35)

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Wright, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1663 and 1674

Ballad - Roud Number: V6784

Title: A pattern of true love, to you I will recite, between a fair young lady, and a courteous knight

First Line: Dear love regard my grief

Tune: Dainty come thou to me


ESTC: R181553

Themes:  Cruel fatherLove, unfortunate

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Sheet - Harding B 20(35)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7068

Title: I wish I was single again

First Line: Once I was light-hearted and single

Tune: Somebody whispered so sweetly

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5270

Title: A good honest heart

First Line: I'm happy, I'm cheerful, I'm merry and gay

Themes:  Happiness

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 3692

Title: Dear Kitty Gray

First Line: One morn through a village churchyard I did stray

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Sheet - Harding B 23(35)

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Notes:  Harding B 5(72) is another edition.

Ballad - Roud Number: V6791

Title: The breath of life

First Line: When first I drew the breath of life

Themes:  Sailors

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Sheet - Johnson Ballads 35

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1828 and 1829

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 36 is another edition.

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2882

Title: Lilies and roses

First Line: The father of Nancy a forester was

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 7759

Title: Why are you wandering here I pray

First Line: Why are you wand'ring here I pray

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 4260

Title: The banks of Allan-water

First Line: On the banks of Allan-water

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V396

Title: Stand to your guns

First Line: Stand to your guns my hearts of oak

Themes:  Naval

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V14001

Title: Little lowland queen

First Line: Now spring has deck'd the fields so green

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1705

Title: The farmer's boy

First Line: Indeed my simple tale is true

Themes:  Farmers

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 5754

Title: The goddess Diana

First Line: Hark, the goddess Diana

Themes:  Hunting

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 13870

Title: My friend & pitcher

First Line: The wealthy fool with gold in store

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V18879

Title: Young Love

First Line: Young Love liv'd once in a humble shed

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Sheet - Harding B 4(35)

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Notes:  Harding B 4(34) is another edition.

Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The children in the wood, or the Norfolk gentleman's last will and testament. A true story

First Line: Now ponder well, ye parents dear


ESTC: N71524

Themes:  OrphansMurder

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Sheet - 2806 c.14(35)

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Notes:  Harding B 11(2074) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 96

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 3871

Title: Lass O' Gowrie

First Line: Upon a simmer's afternoon

Authors:  Reid, William, 1764-1831

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5491

Title: Young Jemmy the Highland boy

First Line: Young Jemmy is a bonny boy

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Sheet - 2806 b.10(35)

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Series Identifier: 37

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13737

Title: Erin's lament for O'Connell

First Line: One morning ranging for recreation

Notes:  9 stanzas

Subjects:  O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847

Themes:  1847

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2689

Title: Willie we have missed you

First Line: Oh, Willie, is it you dear? safe, sure at home

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Sheet - Harding B 21(35)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  An engraving

Ballad - Roud Number: 297

Title: The lady and prentice boy

First Line: Down in Cupids garden in pleasures I did walk

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Sheet - G. Pamph. 1665(35)

Imprint Names:  Foster, G.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1743

Notes:  8 p. Firth c.11(36) is: S---s and J---l [Sandys and Jekyll]

Ballad - Roud Number: V33048

Title: J---l's wife. A new ballad. In answer to one, intitled S---s and J---l

First Line: Around th' infernal plain she rov'd


ESTC: T107567

Subjects:  Sandys, Samuel Sandys, Baron, 1695-1770Jekyll, Joseph, Sir, 1663-1738

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Sheet - Harding B 5(35)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  London

Notes:  Harding B 5(36) is another issue

Ballad - Roud Number: V1503

Title: England's black tribunal, or, King Charles's martyrdom

First Line: True churchmen all, I pray behold and see


ESTC: N1946

Subjects:  Charles I, king of England, 1600-1649

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Sheet - Firth b.25(35)

Imprint Names:  Blair, P.

Imprint Locations:  Morpeth

Date  between 1819 and 1860

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 391

Title: Jeannette and Jeannot

First Line: You are going far away

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13856

Title: Answer to Jeannette & Jeannot

First Line: Cheer up, cheer up, my own Jeannette

Themes:  Soldiers

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Sheet - Firth c.19(35)

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Series Identifier: 509

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3572

Title: The battle and the breeze

First Line: To Britain's glorious walls of oak

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V387

Title: Far, far at sea!

First Line: 'Twas at night when the bell had toll'd twelve

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15526

Title: The racer

First Line: There is nothing now talked of wherever you go

Themes:  Running races

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Sheet - Firth c.20(35)

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13807

Title: The old soldier's daughter

First Line: O do you remember the old soldier's daughter

Themes:  MarriageSoldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1201

Title: A young woman's wants

First Line: Come all you single fellows, if you want to change your life

Themes:  Domestic economy

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Sheet - Firth c.17(35)

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Ballad - Roud Number: 620

Title: Poor Black Bess

First Line: When fortune, blind goddess, she fled my abode

Tune: Poor dog Tray

Subjects:  Turpin, Richard, 1706-1739

Themes:  Highwaymen

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Sheet - Harding B 3(5)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 17

Title: The three merry butchers and ten highwaymen

First Line: I'll tell you of a story


ESTC: N6073

Themes:  MurderHighwaymenButchers

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Sheet - Curzon b.35(17)

Imprint Names:  Jackson, W. and Son

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  [c.1840]

Notes:  Curzon b.39(203) is another edition.

Ballad - Roud Number: 2419

Title: Deeds of bold Napoleon!

First Line: Ye heroes of the day, who are lively, brave and gay

Subjects:  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

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Sheet - Firth c.21(35)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 166

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1179

Title: Freemason's song

First Line: Come all you Freemasons that dwell around the globe

Themes:  Freemasonry

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V27310

Title: The Freemason boy

First Line: Tell me, darling, tell me my joy

Themes:  Freemasonry

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Sheet - Firth c.26(35)

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier: 266

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4709

Title: The fair maids of Manchester or The factory belles

First Line: I now take a subject ne'er sung by a poet

Themes:  Factories

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V34387

Title: Receipts for a cold

First Line: If you listen to me without any pelf

Themes:  Medicine

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 7950

Title: Annie of the vale

First Line: The young stars are glowing, and clear light bestowing

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Sheet - Harding B 10(35)

Imprint Names:  Laurie and Whittle

Imprint Locations:  London

Artists:  Cruikshank, George

Date  1813

Series Identifier: 527

Ballad - Roud Number: V5889

Title: A day of fashion

First Line: In London's gay circle where pleasures abound

Authors:  Parke, W.T.

Performers:  Taylor, Charles

Performance Locations:  Vauxhall Gardens

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Fashions

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Sheet - Harding B 13(35)

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1851]


Title: The Great national exhibition of 1851

First Line: What wonderful times are coming, now mark

Themes:  Exhibition of 1851

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