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Sheet - 2806 d.31(62)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 216


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V124

Title: Always speak well of a woman

First Line: I sing in praise of a woman, and it will not you surprise

Themes:  Women


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5052

Title: Willie, safe at home

First Line: Yes, Mary, it is me, dear

Subjects:  India

Themes:  SailorsLovers reunited



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Sheet - Wood E 25(62)

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

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1674 and 1679

Notes:  The third illustration bears the initials: K.R.


Ballad - Roud Number: V6934

Title: The fickle Northern lass; or, The wronged shepherds resolution

First Line: There was a lass in the North country

Tune: There was a lass in the North country

References:

ESTC: R235644

Themes:  Unrequited love



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Sheet - Don. b.13(62)

Imprint Names:  Conyers, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1662 and 1691

Ballad

Title: The mariner's delight, or, The seaman's seaven [sic] wives

First Line: My dearest I must to the sea

Tune: Hail to the myrtle shades

References:

ESTC: R227294

Themes:  SailorsBigamy



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Sheet - 2806 c.13(62)

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Series Identifier: 643


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V14975

Title: Styles and fashions

First Line: Good people all both old and young, I hope you will be easy

Themes:  Fashions


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V978

Title: A new song, The day that we got married a long time ago

First Line: I will sing a song not very long

Tune: The days when we went gypsying

Themes:  HouseworkDomestic relations



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Sheet - 2805 c.6(62)

Imprint Names:  Clark, Charles

Imprint Locations:  Great Totham

Date  between 1828 and 1866

Ballad

Title: The mother or, Maternal miseries! A parody of Dr. Watts's \"Sluggard\"

First Line: 'Tis the griefs of a mother, I heard her complain

Authors:  Clark, Charles

Themes:  Mothers



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Sheet - Harding B 28(62)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V9694

Title: Banks of Shannon

First Line: In summer, when the leaves were green


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V336

Title: Chapter of pockets

First Line: Oh! long life to the girls who revive without bother

Themes:  FashionsHandbags


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V12785

Title: Midnight bowl

First Line: Care thou canker of all joys

Themes:  Drinking



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Sheet - Firth c.14(62)

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Ballad - Roud Number: V14883

Title: The great battle of Inkermann!

First Line: Pay attention you sons of old England

Themes:  Inkerman, battle of, 1854



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Sheet - Harding B 18(62)

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Notes:  Border: Clown.


Ballad

Title: Broadway promenade

First Line: Oh! here I am, white folks, as you all do see

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy



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Sheet - Firth c.22(62)

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Ballad - Roud Number: V3330

Title: The tax on gin!

First Line: There's something new starts every day

Subjects:  Gladstone, W.E. (William Ewart), 1809-1896

Themes:  TaxationGin



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Sheet - Harding B 31(62)

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Notes:  Border: Military cupid.


Ballad - Roud Number: 13868

Title: Mother, is the battle over?

First Line: Mother, is the battle over?

Themes:  American Civil War, 1861-1865



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Sheet - Harding B 11(62)

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Notes:  Harding B 11(63) is another impression


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13830

Title: And you'll remember me

First Line: When other lips, and other hearts

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


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15021

Title: The fair land of Poland

First Line: When the fair land of Poland was plough'd by the hoof

Subjects:  Poland


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1640

Title: Quite politely

First Line: When first in Lunnun I arrived, on a visit, on a visit

Themes:  Countryman in London



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Sheet - Harding B 3(62)

Imprint Names:  Dicey, W. and C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1736 and 1763

Notes:  Harding B 3(61) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 132

Title: The rarest old ballad that ever was seen, of the blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal green

First Line: It is of a blind beggar that long lost his sight

References:

ESTC: T46299

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social statusBeggars



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Sheet - Harding B 19(62)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4804

Title: Paddy you're the devil, or A parody on Willy, we have missed you

First Line: Oh, Paddy, is it you, jewel

Notes:  Appears also, but with a different illustration, in 2806 b.9(274). Firth c.22(85) is the same setting of type but with an abbreviated title and a different illustration

Themes:  Drunkenness


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1613

Title: Heenan's challenge to Mace

First Line: Attention pay dear Irishmen to what you now shall hear

Themes:  Prizefighting


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20807

Title: I'm too fat to do it?

First Line: It is a fact I'm very stout

Tune: Mrs. Johnston

Notes:  Appears also in 2806 b.11(129) and Harding B 19(54a) but with different cuts.



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Sheet - Firth b.25(62)

Imprint Names:  Burdett, J.T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  c.1855

Series Identifier: 34


1st Ballad

Title: My Mary Anne

First Line: Fare you well, my own Mary Anne


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13897

Title: Good bye, sweetheart, good bye

First Line: The bright stars fade, the morn is breaking



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Sheet - Firth b.27(62)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  London

Ballad - Roud Number: V11301

Title: The victorine merchant and £50 damages

First Line: I am a poor old Jew, you know its true

Themes:  Street tradersJews



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Sheet - Firth b.34(62)

Imprint Names:  Wilson, J.

Imprint Locations:  Bideford

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 7105

Title: Shepherds rejoice!

First Line: Shepherds, rejoice, lift up your eyes

Notes:  Hymn

Themes:  Christmas


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V429

Title: Star of Bethlehem!

First Line: When marshall'd on the nightly plain

Notes:  Hymn

Themes:  Christmas


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V12904

Title: Teach me thy love

First Line: Teach me thy love to know

Notes:  Hymn


4th Ballad - Roud Number: 936

Title: While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night

First Line: While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night

Notes:  Hymn

Themes:  Christmas



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Sheet - Harding B 12(62)

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Ballad - Roud Number: V678

Title: Marians my lilly, and Flora's my rose

First Line: When first I saw Flora, so sprightly and blooming



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Sheet - Harding B 6(62)

Imprint Names:  Turner, J.

Imprint Locations:  Coventry

Date  between 1797 and 1846

Ballad - Roud Number: V5691

Title: The cruel step mother; or, the Unhappy son

First Line: You most indulgent parents lend an ear

Subjects:  JamaicaYork (England)



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Sheet - Harding B 2(62)

Imprint Names:  Turner, J.

Imprint Locations:  Coventry

Date  between 1797 and 1846

Ballad - Roud Number: V568

Title: The bunter's wedding

First Line: Good people attend, I'll discover

Themes:  Weddings



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Sheet - Harding B 1(62)

Imprint Names:  Turner, J.

Imprint Locations:  Coventry

Date  between 1797 and 1846

Ballad - Roud Number: 572

Title: The Turkey factor. In four parts

First Line: Behold here's a ditty, a truth and no jest

Themes:  MerchantsGhostsOrientDesert island



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Sheet - Firth c.26(62)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1415

Title: The banks of Inverary

First Line: Early one summer's morning, along as I did pass


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 993

Title: The constant lovers

First Line: A sailor courted a farmer's daughter, that lived convenient on the Isle of Man


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15094

Title: The Irish emigrants

First Line: We are two Irish emigrants, as you may plainly see

Performers:  Slater, Tom

Themes:  Emigration - Irish



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Sheet - Harding B 10(62)

Imprint Names:  Laurie and Whittle

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1805

Series Identifier: 397


Ballad - Roud Number: V1901

Title: The Fakenham ghost

First Line: The lawns were dry in Euston park

Authors:  Bloomfield, Robert, 1766-1823



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Sheet - Curzon b.12(62)

Imprint Names:  Wallis, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Ballad - Roud Number: V28445

Title: Crocodile's tears: or Bonaparte's lamentation. A new song

First Line: By gar, this Johnny-Bull be a very cunning elf, sir

Tune: Bow, wow, wow

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



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Sheet - Johnson Ballads 62

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1828 and 1829

Notes:  Slip


Ballad - Roud Number: V27180

Title: Sweet William

First Line: As I was a walking all by the sea shore

Themes:  WealthSailors




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Sheet - Harding B 21(62)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  An engraving


Ballad - Roud Number: V13565

Title: Wandering sailor

First Line: The wandering sailor plows the main

Authors:  Andrews, M.P.Arnold, Dr.

Themes:  Sailors



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