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Edition - Bod8399

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 35


Ballad - Roud Number: V16045

Title: The ranters' ship

First Line: The ranter's ship is sailing yet

Themes:  Religion

Firth c.12(371)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8181

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


Ballad - Roud Number: 1011

Title: Our ship she lays in harbour

First Line: Our ship she lays in harbour

Firth c.13(89)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod9732

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 293

Title: The bonny boy

First Line: It was once I loved a bonny boy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3214

Title: Life's like a ship

First Line: Life's like a ship in constant motion

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles

Notes:  Stanzas 1 and 3 only

Firth c.18(128)

Notes:  Slip Slip.


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Edition - Bod8441

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 124

Title: The mermaid; or, The Gallant ship

First Line: On Friday morning we set sail

Themes:  Mermaids

Firth c.12(414)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod9671

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V351

Title: The convict's child

First Line: The convict ship lay near the beach

Themes:  Transported convict

Firth c.17(62)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod5652

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Machine Printer, & Publisher, 177, Union- street, Boro'. S.E.

Series Identifier: 651


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3962

Title: The dying sailor at sea

First Line: Our ship was far, far, on the sea

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5443

Title: The gospel ship

First Line: The gospel ship has long been sailing

Themes:  Religion

Firth c.12(373)

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Harding B 11(1036)

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Edition - Bod5537

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by Jennings, Water-lane, Fleet-street, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V3350

Title: Jack's the lad

First Line: Our ship's aport, so here I be

Themes:  Sailors

2806 c.18(160)

Notes:  Slip


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Firth c.13(122)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 17(144b)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod6751

Imprint Names:  Henson, G.

Imprint Locations:  Northampton

Imprint: Henson, Printer, &c., Lower end of Bridge street, Northampton


Ballad - Roud Number: V9183

Title: The ship on fire

First Line: The storm o'er the ocean flew furious & fast

Themes:  Shipwreck

Firth b.25(407)

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Harding B 11(3498)

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Johnson Ballads 3380

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Edition - Bod3564

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V3362

Title: Jack the guinea pig

First Line: When the anchor's weigh'd and the ship's unmoor'd

Performers:  Harlowe, Sarah, 1765-1852

Performance Locations:  Sadler's Wells Theatre

Themes:  Sailors

Firth c.12(155)

Notes:  Firth c.12(155); Imperfect: cropped; lacks title and illustration.


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Harding B 25(948)

Notes:  Harding B 25(948); Imperfect: torn at lower edge.


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Edition - Bod8309

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: The old Princess Royal, and the pirate ship

First Line: Upon the 14th of August, we sailed from the Downs

Themes:  Piracy

Firth c.12(65)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8344

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V1015

Title: A recitation of Paddy & the butter

First Line: We sailed from the Downs in a ship call'd the Lion

Themes:  IrishNaval battlesQuakers

Firth c.12(320)

Notes:  Imprint cropped Slip


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Edition - Bod8360

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V3362

Title: Sailor's life at sea

First Line: When the anchor is weigh'd & the ship's unmoor'd

Themes:  Sailors

Firth c.13(173)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8435

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 711


Ballad

Title: The dryland sailor!

First Line: I never was on board a ship

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

Firth c.12(409)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8497

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V1010

Title: The jolly buccaneer

First Line: In the good ship Revenge how we've spank'd thro' the ocean

Themes:  Piracy

Firth c.12(70)

Notes:  Slip. Printed on printer's waste


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Edition - Bod8560

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  With: Coronation expenses


Ballad - Roud Number: V9129

Title: Sea-boy's dream

First Line: The tempest had ceas'd and our ship was secured

Themes:  Sailors

Firth c.13(135)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8694

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V6620

Title: Launch of the Great Eastern

First Line: Come cheer up Britaunia [sic] and onward fast trip

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  SteamshipsGreat Eastern (ship)

Firth c.13(288)

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Edition - Bod8698

Imprint Names:  Forth, J.

Imprint Locations:  Pocklington

Imprint: Forth, Printer, Pocklington

Series Identifier: 68


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13784

Title: Happy land

First Line: Happy land! happy land

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 15

Title: The cruel ship carpenter

First Line: In fair Worcester city and in Worcestershire

Themes:  GhostsMurder

Firth c.13(290)

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Edition - Bod9836

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V1833

Title: The jolly ship carpenter

First Line: Down in the country there liv'd a young couple

Themes:  MarriageLetter-writing

Firth c.18(24)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod1239

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Imprint: Manchester: T. Pearson, Printer, 4, and 6, Chadderton Street

Series Identifier: 774


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V16294

Title: Love! love!! or, Scrumptious love

First Line: Love, love, oh! what is love?

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20171

Title: The un-seaworthy ship

First Line: The doomed ship weighs anchor, out she's bound

Tune: Driven from home

Authors:  Smith, J.

Themes:  Shipwreck

Firth c.26(223)

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Firth c.26(251)

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Edition - Bod5622

Imprint Names:  Stephenson

Imprint Locations:  Gateshead

Date  between 1821 and 1850

Imprint: Stephenson, Printer, Gateshead


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V25438

Title: My gallant ship

First Line: My gallant ship rocks high

Authors:  Bell, George

Themes:  Naval

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25933

Title: The minstrel boy

First Line: O listen to the minstrel boy

Authors:  Bell, George

Themes:  Singing

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3478

Title: Sophia Taylor

First Line: I've mingled with the sweet and young

Authors:  Bell, George

Firth b.26(434)

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Edition - Bod2181

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: H. Such, Machine Printer and Publisher, 177, Union Street, Borough

Notes:  2806 c.16(309) is another edition Harding B 11(2881) is another edition

Series Identifier: 612


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1011

Title: Our ship she lays in harbour

First Line: Our ship she lays in harbour

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1566

Title: Elwina of Waterloo

First Line: The trumpet had sounded the signal for battle

Themes:  Waterloo, battle of, 1815

Firth c.13(88)

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Edition - Bod13614

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Part of a sheet of three ballads; see Harding B 11(420)


Ballad - Roud Number: V13007

Title: Bound 'prentice to a coasting ship

First Line: Bound 'prentice to a coasting ship, I weather'd many a gale

Authors:  Ebsworth, J.W. (Joseph Woodfall), 1824-1908

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Sailors

Firth c.13(132)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 16(35c)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod8120

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1874]

Notes:  Illustration was originally a political cartoon; the words \"Public opinion\" are partially erased from the stern of the grounded ship

Series Identifier: 1073


Ballad

Title: Lines on the burning of the emigrant ship, 'Cospatrick'

First Line: To this most heartrending and sorrowful tale

Subjects:  New Zealand

Themes:  ShipwreckEmigration

Firth c.12(104)

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Edition - Bod8329

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Firth c.16(408)

Series Identifier: 774


Ballad - Roud Number: V20171

Title: The un-seaworthy ship

First Line: The doomed ship weighs anchor, out she's bound

Tune: Driven from home

Authors:  Smith, J.

Subjects:  Plimsoll, Samuel, 1824-1898

Themes:  Shipwreck

Firth c.12(122)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod1193

Imprint Names:  Povey, L.

Imprint Locations:  Berkeley

Date  18--

Imprint: Povey, Printer, Berkeley


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V18145

Title: Poverty and contentment

First Line: Come all you worthy people

Themes:  ReligionWealthSocial status

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4104

Title: The ancient ship the Noah's Ark, our Saviour the captain

First Line: All you are invited with Christ to embark

Themes:  Religion

Firth b.26(126)

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Firth b.34(237)

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Firth b.34(238)

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Harding B 11(3133)

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