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Edition - Bod13605

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st 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

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V299

Title: Bound 'prentice to a waterman

First Line: Bound 'prentice to a waterman I learnt a bit to row

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1621

Title: Henry's gone to the wars

First Line: Ah! my heart from my bosom did fly

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 11(420)

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Harding B 11(421)

Notes:  Harding B 11(421); MS. annotations


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Edition - Bod8447

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Dealer in Songs, Toy-books &c. No. 54 Chatham St. N.Y.

Notes:  Border: Ship.


Ballad - Roud Number: V29379

Title: Clare's dragoons

First Line: When, on Ramillies' bloody field

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 18(86)

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Edition - Bod20049

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1305

Title: Jolly old farmer

First Line: As a jolly old farmer sat soaking his clay

Themes:  FarmersSoldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3350

Title: Jack's the lad

First Line: Our ship's a-port, so here I be

Themes:  Sailors

Johnson Ballads 2603

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Edition - Bod20975

Imprint Names:  Bathgate, J.

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

Date  c.1847

Imprint: J. Bathgate, Printer, 198, Park Lane, Liverpool


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2995

Title: The emigrant's farewell to his country

First Line: Now our ship is ready to bear away

Themes:  Emigration

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13827

Title: The tired soldier

First Line: The tired soldier, bold and brave

Themes:  Soldiers

2806 b.10(74)

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Edition - Bod21048

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Another setting of 2806 b.10(74)

Series Identifier: 3


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2995

Title: The emigrant's farewell to his country

First Line: Now our ship is ready to bear away

Themes:  Emigration

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13827

Title: The tired soldier

First Line: The tired soldier, bold and brave

Themes:  Soldiers

2806 b.10(75)

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Edition - Bod2294

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7002

Title: The sailors consolation

First Line: One night came on a hurricane

Tune: Bay of Biscay O!

Themes:  Naval

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15083

Title: Love and the fortune of war

First Line: From the moment I ranked as a man

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 49

Title: The lass of Ocram

First Line: I built my love a gallant ship a ship of northern fame

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentLovers partedCruel parents

Harding B 11(3376)

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Edition - Bod7070

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: J. Pitts, Printer, Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse 6, Great St. Andrew stre[et] 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 16967

Title: [John] Anderson my Joe

First Line: [John] Anderson my Joe, I wondor [sic] wha ye mean

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Subjects:  Scotland

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V934

Title: Oh, come to me and pay your rent, a parody on \"Come to me when day lignt [sic] sets\"

First Line: Oh come to me and pay your rent

Themes:  Rent collecting

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V418

Title: Dashing sergeant

First Line: If I had a beau for a soldier would go

Themes:  MilitarySoldiers

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 13449

Title: Home! sweet home!

First Line: Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam

Authors:  Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V665

Title: The parting kiss

First Line: On Baltic billows rode my ship

Themes:  SailorsNaval

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V15742

Title: Our country is our ship

First Line: Our country is our ship d'ye see

Authors:  Cobb, James, 1756-1818

Themes:  PatriotismPolitics and government - 19th century

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V11022

Title: The humble roof

First Line: When first this humble roof

Themes:  WealthSocial status

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V932

Title: Oh! tis love

First Line: Oh! 'tis love, 'tis love, 'tis love tha[t] makes the world go round

Firth b.26(26)

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Edition - Bod4255

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Publisher ... No. 54 Chatham Street, N.Y.

Notes:  Border: Ship (variant). With additional scenes of firemen and soldiers on parade.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1224

Title: Battle of Bull-Run

First Line: Our gallant soldiers they are gone and left their friends to mourn

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 18(31)

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Harding B 18(592)

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Edition - Bod4443

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Publisher ... No. 54 Chatham Street, N.Y.

Notes:  Border: Ship (variant). With additional scenes of firemen and soldiers on parade.


Ballad - Roud Number: V7522

Title: Johnny is gone for a soldier

First Line: I'll trace these gardens o'er and o'er

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 18(326)

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Edition - Bod4654

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Publisher ... No. 54 Chatham Street, N.Y.

Notes:  Border: Ship (variant). With additional scenes of firemen and soldiers on parade.


Ballad - Roud Number: V7109

Title: A soldier is my beau

First Line: Oh! a soldier is my beau, I would have you to know

Performers:  Denham, Fannie

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 18(712)

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Edition - Bod4655

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Publisher ... No. 54 Chatham Street, N.Y.

Notes:  Border: Ship (variant). With additional scenes of firemen and soldiers on parade.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6806

Title: The soldier's return

First Line: We parted with a cheerful smile

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8212

Title: I am wandering all alone

First Line: Have they thought of me at home

Tune: Do they think of me at home?

Harding B 18(713)

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Edition - Bod4661

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Publisher ... No. 54 Chatham Street, N.Y.

Notes:  Border: Ship (variant). With additional scenes of firemen and soldiers on parade.


Ballad

Title: They have broken up their camps!

First Line: They have broken up their camps

Attributation: Words by Maj. John B. Jewell. Music by Geo. F. Root

Authors:  Jewell, John B., MajorRoot, George Frederick, 1820-1895

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 18(722)

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Edition - Bod1159

Imprint Names:  [Ryle and Paul]

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1838 and 1859

Imprint: [...] and co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials

Notes:  Firth b.34(67) is another impression Firth b.34(67) is another impression


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V351

Title: The convict's child

First Line: The convict ship lay near the beach

Themes:  Transported convict

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 277

Title: Seventeen come Sunday

First Line: As I walked out one May morning

Themes:  SoldiersSeduction

Harding B 11(690)

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Edition - Bod1967

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer and Publisher, 123, Union Street, Boro' S.E.

Series Identifier: 226


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V606

Title: The Kerry recruit. Or the Spalpeen fanaugh

First Line: In Dennis st., in sweet Tralee, one day in the month of August

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V9183

Title: The ship on fire

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

Themes:  Shipwreck

Harding B 11(1987)

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Edition - Bod6688

Imprint Names:  Henson, G.Taylor, J.

Imprint Locations:  NorthamptonAylesbury

Imprint: Henson, Printer and Publisher 81, Bridge street, Northampton. Sold also by J. Taylor, Town Crier, Aylesbury, Bucks.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13856

Title: Answer to Jeannot and Jeannette

First Line: Cheer up, cheer up, my own Jeanette though far away I go

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V351

Title: The convict's child

First Line: The convict's ship lay near the beach

Themes:  Transported convict

Firth b.25(349)

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Harding B 11(76)

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Johnson Ballads 1973

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Edition - Bod13685

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 23929

Title: Brighton camp: or the girl I left behind me

First Line: I'm lonesome since I crossed the hills

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V665

Title: The parting kiss

First Line: On Baltic [b]illows rode my ship

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V17277

Title: Each has a lover but me

First Line: My old maiden aunt says I am young

Harding B 11(456)

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Edition - Bod13881

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1844 and 1845

Imprint: E. Hodges from Pitt's Toy and Marble Warehouse, 31, Monmouth Street, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V351

Title: The convict's child

First Line: The convict ship lay near the beach

Themes:  Transported convict

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 23929

Title: Brighton camp or, the Girl I left behind me

First Line: I'm lonesome since I crossed the hills

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 11(688)

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Johnson Ballads 488

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Edition - Bod12830

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V115

Title: Albion the pride of the sea

First Line: My boys would you know how our ship got her name

Themes:  SailorsNaval

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1749

Title: Gaily the troubadour touch'd his guitar

First Line: Gaily the troubadour tonch'd [sic] his guitar

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

Themes:  CrusadersPalestine

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1126

Title: Solomon Lob was a ploughman stout

First Line: Solomon Lob was a ploughman stout

Themes:  Civil war, 1642-1649Soldiers

Harding B 11(29)

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Edition - Bod4800

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: 24928

Title: The bay of Biscay, O!

First Line: Loud roar'd the dreadful thunder

Authors:  Cherry, A. (Andrew), 1762-1812

Themes:  Shipwreck

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: The Tartar drum

First Line: Row thy bark my gallant lover

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 3214

Title: The sailor's allegory

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

Authors:  Carey, George Saville, 1743-1807

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V28488

Title: The shipwreck'd sailor

First Line: While near approaching, homeward bound

Themes:  Shipwreck

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V1512

Title: Glorious king of England

First Line: You Britons all, wherever you be

Tune: The king of the Cannibal islands

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V12549

Title: O! they march'd thro' the town

First Line: O! they march'd thro' the town with their banners so gay

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Themes:  Soldiers

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V3511

Title: Sweet carols of love

First Line: Now summer aporoaches [sic] dull winter recedes

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: Follow the drum

First Line: 'Twas in the merry month of May

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 36(11)

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Edition - Bod18787

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer and Toy warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 6125

Title: Rory O'More

First Line: Young Rory O'More courted Kathleen Bawn

Authors:  Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8718

Title: Does your mother know you're out

First Line: I am the laughing stock of all

3rd Ballad

Title: Invitation to the ball

First Line: Fair dame to you I bring

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V340

Title: On to the charge

First Line: On, on, to the charge, ye brave, ye brave

Themes:  Soldiers

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V1010

Title: The jolly buccaneer

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

Themes:  Piracy

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V34316

Title: The man vot sweeps a crossing

First Line: Rich dustmen now are all the go

Themes:  Crossing-sweepers

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V15016

Title: Going to the Nore

First Line: Oh, the morning was cold when my Sal and I started

Harding B 40(25a)

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Edition - Bod11299

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: Richard March & Co., St. James's Walk, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918

Series Identifier: March's Edition of New Songs and Ballads


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8832

Title: Unfit for publication

First Line: I am really the most virtuous young fellow in creation

Themes:  EntertainmentsTheatersMusic halls

2nd Ballad

Title: I'm fond of eating, fond of drinking

First Line: Sammy Fly it is my name

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5543

Title: Come kiss, let's be friends

First Line: The course of true love ne'er ran smooth

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V12846

Title: A raspberry tart with a little poke bonnet

First Line: Behold in me a real gone coon

Themes:  Excursions

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 2735

Title: The captain with his whiskers

First Line: As they march'd thro' the town with their banners so gay

Themes:  Soldiers

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V4553

Title: The empty cradle, baby's gone

First Line: Little empty cradle, treasur'd now with care

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V32286

Title: Madame Rachel, or, Beautiful for ever

First Line: Oh, ladies, have you heard the news, the topic of the day?

Themes:  FraudsMarriage brokers

8th Ballad

Title: When Tom comes home

First Line: Now, Bessie my darling, come dry up your eyes

Themes:  SailorsLovers parted

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V20448

Title: Oh what a lark!

First Line: Sally Jones, she was a widow

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V32629

Title: Here's another kind love

First Line: While strolling out the other night a friend of mine, Joe Blake

Themes:  Drinking

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V5277

Title: My heart is in a flutter

First Line: My heart is in a flutter

Performers:  Harcourt, George

12th Ballad

Title: Who shaved the pig?

First Line: The name I bear is Sammy Strop

Authors:  Pinder, J.Dodsworth, J.

Performers:  Wynne, John

Themes:  Barbers

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V3218

Title: Never marry your mother-in-law

First Line: There's a very old saying as old as the hills

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V5033

Title: My Katty, kiss 'em

First Line: I've caught at last my Katty dear

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V25174

Title: Make it as smooth as you can

First Line: As we travel through life many people we meet

16th Ballad

Title: In memory of the gallant 24th

First Line: They left the shores of Old England

Tune: I don't mean to tell you her name

Authors:  March, Richard

Themes:  Zulu War, 1879

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V27760

Title: The military

First Line: I am so fond of the army, a soldier's life would charm me

Performers:  Zimmer, Maggie (Mrs. H.R. Skinner), d. 1893

Themes:  Soldiers

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V6077

Title: Oh! ain't it pe-cu-li-ar

First Line: If to blow my own trumpet I may be so bold

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1292

Title: On the banks of the silvery Thames

First Line: She lived with her ma, and her crusty da-da

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V4830

Title: A scientific simpleton

First Line: A scientific simpleton who struggled fame to gain

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13774

Title: Ever of thee

First Line: Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6628

Title: Nellie, or Ten past nine

First Line: I'm off to my appointment now

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3020

Title: There's another jolly row down stairs

First Line: I'm one of those fellows who like quiet life

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V11483

Title: My sweet forget-me-not

First Line: My love's a little blue-eyed girl

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V20447

Title: Oh sweet Selina!

First Line: A poet midst his midnight oil

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V34824

Title: A cheer for our gallant 24th

First Line: As often before I have told you

Performers:  Davies, Minnie

Themes:  MilitaryZulu War, 1879

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V3846

Title: O Fred, tell them to stop

First Line: No doubt you have heard of the great Fancy Fair

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V21067

Title: Angels guard her now

First Line: Hush, tread lightly, do not wake

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V8934

Title: Flirting with the fairies

First Line: A fig say I for quietude, I am the boy for fun

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V12997

Title: Hey for the life of a soldier

First Line: When I was an infant, gossips would say

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V20785

Title: Farewell to Jumbo

First Line: Poor Jumbo's going to leave us all

Tune: Auld lang syne

Themes:  EntertainmentsZoos

32nd Ballad

Title: The contented blacksmith

First Line: The blacksmith sings from morn till night

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8153

Title: It's bound to be right in the morning

First Line: I've heard men say when married they could not go out at night

34th Ballad - Roud Number: 24884

Title: The soldier's adieu

First Line: Adieu, adieu, my only life

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

35th Ballad

Title: I'm so modest and retiring

First Line: I'm a girl so very bashful

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V20300

Title: Peter and Paul

First Line: Now Peter and Paul were remarkable chaps

Authors:  Anthony, George

Performers:  Martell, Harry

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Meggie and Jo

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of chap, I dance and I sing all the day

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V30410

Title: The man at the wheel or, Why did she leave me?

First Line: Behold me, the Captain of a steamboat

Performers:  Seymour, Frank, d. 1891

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V29747

Title: Mary had a little lamb

First Line: Mary, sweet Mary, the maid of the inn

Notes:  Verse and prose

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V29837

Title: Our marriage bells are ringing

First Line: Our marriage bells are ringing

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V14270

Title: The never-empty cradle or Cradle's crowded -- twins is born

First Line: Never empty cradle! though you're in my care

Themes:  Family life

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13505

Title: Grandmother's watch. The popular reply to \"Grandfather's clock\"

First Line: My Grandmother's watch was of wonderful make

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20441

Title: Oh! dinna ask me gin I lo'e ye

First Line: Oh! dinna ask me gin I lo'e ye

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Oh! ain't I having a day

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of a chap, I dance and I sing all the day

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V32127

Title: \"Our ship\"

First Line: Blow! blow! blow! the storm is at its height

Themes:  Sailing

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V20217

Title: Swinging to and fro

First Line: If you want to give your girl a treat, I'll tell you what to do

Themes:  Amusements

47th Ballad

Title: Send that cook to me

First Line: Kind people pray attention pay

Themes:  Servants

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V6286

Title: The old village school

First Line: 'Tis standing there yet, though the stern hand of time

Themes:  Rural society

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V20370

Title: Out on the tiles

First Line: A little mouse once told me that

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V20375

Title: \"Outside, please!!\"

First Line: I'm one that Nature's rounded on

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

Notes:  Verse and prose

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V10189

Title: Oh, dear me

First Line: I once fell in love with a fair young lady

52nd Ballad

Title: Ettie, hear the blue bird sing

First Line: Ettie, hear the blue bird sing

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7548

Title: Oh, you pretty soul

First Line: I met a lass the other day

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V21560

Title: Oh, what a beauty

First Line: Maria loved the Squire and the Squire so they say

Themes:  Countryman in London

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V1663

Title: Old friend, here's your good health

First Line: I like the man who's jolly

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V26173

Title: St. George, and merry England

First Line: There are three nations on the earth

Performers:  Graham, Ada

Themes:  PatriotismUnited Kingdom

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V9175

Title: Oh! Father, dear Father, the brokers are in

First Line: Oh! father, dear father, come home with me now

Themes:  Drunkenness

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V20393

Title: \"Once more, Harry!\"

First Line: I'm a true-hearted fellow, so gay and so free

Notes:  Verse and prose

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V4407

Title: Something rather dangerous, something rather nice

First Line: To pass away the time I will endeavour

60th Ballad

Title: If England to herself be true

First Line: Where'er St. George's banner waves

Themes:  Patriotism

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V5236

Title: Good bye, Emily Jane

First Line: No doubt you will be awfully sad

Notes:  Verse and prose

62nd Ballad

Title: I say, cabby!

First Line: I'm known as the Earl of St. James's

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Dandies

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V17977

Title: It is not on the Battle-field

First Line: It is not on the Battle-field

64th Ballad - Roud Number: 4277

Title: Just after the battle

First Line: Still upon the field of battle

Themes:  War

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V3911

Title: Happy Ann

First Line: I've lately joined the Army

Performers:  Graham, Ada

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Salvation Army

66th Ballad - Roud Number: 3765

Title: Over the garden wall

First Line: Oh, my love stood under the walnut tree

67th Ballad - Roud Number: 13941

Title: Oh, dem golden slippers!

First Line: Oh, my golden slippers am laid away

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

68th Ballad - Roud Number: V20060

Title: All round the squares

First Line: My friend[s] all say I'm half insane

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

69th Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the Highlands

First Line: My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V1922

Title: A rolling stone gathers no moss

First Line: As we pass along life, how many we see

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V20015

Title: Tommy's birthday

First Line: I live with my respected Ma and little sisters three

Performers:  Francis, James

72nd Ballad - Roud Number: 7372

Title: The ring my mother wore

First Line: The earth has many treasures rare, in gems and golden ore

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32333

Title: When shall I send you a cradle

First Line: Young Brown was about to get married and he

Themes:  Family life

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V10529

Title: Quite the lady

First Line: While walking one night beneath the gas light

Themes:  Prostitution

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V8731

Title: Mother, he's going away

First Line: \"Sure now what are you crying for, Nelly?\"

Themes:  Irish

76th Ballad - Roud Number: V12923

Title: The family man or Father, what have you got for us?

First Line: A family man you see in me

77th Ballad - Roud Number: V14812

Title: The lash

First Line: Hush, niggers all, de old man's sleeping

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

78th Ballad

Title: Now you are married I wish you joy

First Line: When I was a child how I used to play

79th Ballad - Roud Number: V8213

Title: Leave it alone

First Line: When I was a boy I oft got in a row

80th Ballad - Roud Number: V8066

Title: One kiss more

First Line: Eyes are bright, teeth are white

Performers:  Sisters Leamar

81st Ballad - Roud Number: V34647

Title: Is there any harm in that?

First Line: I am a simple maiden

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