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Edition - Bod99

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: R. March & Co., 18, St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements and prose pieces. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918. Large format

Series Identifier: March's Royalty Songs 56


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: Down in a cottage

First Line: Down in a cottage near a wood

Performers:  Redfern, Sam

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V10152

Title: The dear old stile

First Line: As twilight softly gathers round

Performers:  Torr, Clara

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1229

Title: Loving tears

First Line: Ah love, the sun is sinking into the silent sea

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V4474

Title: Little children

First Line: You are glad, O little children

Performers:  Elliott, Meredyth

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V10142

Title: Dreaming of home and mother

First Line: Dreaming of home, dear old home!

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

7th Ballad

Title: I was there

First Line: Now here I am in luck again I've been to see a fight

Performers:  Kavanagh, J.H., d. 1907

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V376

Title: Dear mother, I've come home to die

First Line: Dear mother, I remember well

9th Ballad

Title: He's in the Asylum now

First Line: The author of this song when young

Performers:  Costello, Tom, 1863-1945

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V5732

Title: Good old Mary Ann

First Line: Perhaps I'm right to think you've heard of good old Mary Ann

Performers:  Murray, Slade

11th Ballad

Title: Felise

First Line: While the soft twilights close

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V232

Title: The better land

First Line: I hear thee speak of the Better Land

Authors:  Cowen, Frederick Hymen, Sir, 1852-1935

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 13449

Title: Home, sweet home

First Line: Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V9221

Title: The life boat crew

First Line: Old England can boast of her heroes brave

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V26844

Title: Only bubbles

First Line: Why what is the matter, my darling?

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V6674

Title: Jeanie Gordon, or, A shilling and a kiss

First Line: Behold, among the Highland Lads

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 559

Title: Young country squire

First Line: There's a young country squire, so I have been told

Authors:  Ware, George

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

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V35015

Title: Come and have a tiddley!

First Line: My dear wife's darling mother came

Performers:  Fancourt, Tom

20th Ballad

Title: That was before my time

First Line: I hear people say that us girls of to-day

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

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V9480

Title: Pretty mocking bird

First Line: Living echo, bird of eve

Authors:  Morton, T.Bishop, Henry Rowley, Sir, 1786-1855

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1607

Title: Excelsior

First Line: The shades of night were falling fast

Authors:  Lindsay, Miss

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3332

Title: The beggar child's dream

First Line: The snow had robed the earth in white

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V3858

Title: \"I can tell it by your bumps\"

First Line: Behold a man of science

Performers:  Squire, Tom, d. 1891

Themes:  Phrenology

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V32285

Title: Aren't they pretty?

First Line: Of course, we all well know, the ladies like to go

Themes:  Shopping

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V29943

Title: Tiddy fol lol

First Line: There's a party I know, tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V23181

Title: I'm not

First Line: \"Appearance is deceptive\" -- that's a truth you may declare

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

28th Ballad

Title: Encore! a bottle more

First Line: A long time in one house had lived

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V5297

Title: Give me back my heart again

First Line: Give me back my heart again

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V18290

Title: Blow, blow, thou winter wind

First Line: Blow, blow, thou winter wind

Authors:  Shakespeare, William

Performers:  Arne, Michael, 1741-1786

31st Ballad

Title: At eventide

First Line: 'Tis eventide, the sky is golden

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20193

Title: Trade marks

First Line: In every grade of business, since the days of Noah's ark

Performers:  Beauchamp, George

33rd Ballad

Title: Heart's ease

First Line: In thy garden blooms a flower

Performers:  Heald, Joseph

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V12097

Title: We drew his club money this morning

First Line: Micky Rooney went and joined

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Salvation Army

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V20861

Title: A free lance am I

First Line: My sword by my side, I merrily ride

Performers:  Federici, Frederick, d. 1888

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V20229

Title: Starlight

First Line: Starlight only shone above you

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V6072

Title: Because she ain't built that way

First Line: Why is it a woman can't climb up a tree

Performers:  Hunter, G.W.

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V21952

Title: Oh! Mr. Jackson

First Line: Behold in me a victim of a House of Lords' decision

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Randall, Harry, 1860-1932

Themes:  MarriageSex role

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V28429

Title: Marnie's wedding

First Line: Come over the hills with garlands and flowers

40th Ballad

Title: Illustration

First Line: In singing songs most people have their own peculiar style

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V4573

Title: Beautiful sleep!

First Line: Sleep! sleep! beautiful sleep

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8074

Title: Is it wrong to kiss?

First Line: Is it wrong to kiss asked a timid maid

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15719

Title: The emigrant ship

First Line: See yon vessel, in the harbour

Performers:  Leyton, George, 1864-1948

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V32739

Title: That awful yeo ho!

First Line: The sailors were seated in a ring

Performers:  Roberts, Egbert

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V121

Title: Deserted by declining years

First Line: Deserted by declining day

46th Ballad

Title: \"He said to me\"

First Line: A lady fair with terra cotta hair

Authors:  Hickman, C.D.

Performers:  Pelham, Paul

Themes:  Prostitution

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V28035

Title: The girl was young and pretty

First Line: I'll sing a song with a moral about

Attributation: Written Composed & Sung by Charles Chaplin

Authors:  Chaplin, Charles, d. 1901

Performers:  Chaplin, Charles, d. 1901

48th Ballad

Title: I couldn't get in!

First Line: One morn, on pleasure I was bound

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865

Performers:  Bignell, Charles

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V32283

Title: Ivanhoe

First Line: Now ladies do not think for a moment I'm a single man

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

50th Ballad

Title: A tale of the sea, or Shipwrecked

First Line: Winds were howling, waves were raging

Authors:  McGlennon, Felix

51st Ballad

Title: Fishing

First Line: When two little boys going out for the day

Performers:  Squire, Tom, d. 1891

52nd Ballad

Title: Thine only thine

First Line: One golden eve long years ago

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20648

Title: Adieu or Radoo

First Line: Radoo, Radoo, kind friends Radoo, Radoo, Radoo

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V20918

Title: Gently does the trick

First Line: Some people in this world go very much too fast

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V2859

Title: 'Ave a glass, won't yer?

First Line: [I] ain't a particular strong-minded chap

56th Ballad

Title: True love lives long

First Line: I sat at the open lattice, and heard the billows roar

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V27965

Title: Fatherland

First Line: When Saxon Alfred rul'd our land, and strove to make his people great

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V5529

Title: Fairweather friends

First Line: I used to have a bosom friend, I used to call him Jack

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V4852

Title: Poor thing

First Line: Sal Smith was a nice girl, but so shy, poor thing!

Authors:  Morton, Richard

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

60th Ballad - Roud Number: V20399

Title: The old home down on the farm

First Line: When a boy I used to dwell

Authors:  DuBois, Gustavus

Performers:  Howard, H.J.

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V10129

Title: After long years

First Line: The Christmas log is burning bright

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2858

Title: As in a looking glass

First Line: Seen, as in a looking glass are our thoughts where'er we go

Performers:  Hylton, Millie, 1868-1920

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V26984

Title: The cross of St. Paul's

First Line: When the moors are blue with heather, and the autumn breezes blow

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V29078

Title: Flowers from home

First Line: Flowers from home! her pale cheek flushes

65th Ballad

Title: The other day

First Line: Tis well nigh twenty years agone

66th Ballad

Title: England is England still

First Line: There are those in the dear land of England

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

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Edition - Bod6081

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. Mutilated; lacking one ballad. With advertisements

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


1st Ballad

Title: Look at the clock

First Line: Some people will say all work and no play will make Jack a very dull boy

Notes:  Verse and prose

2nd Ballad

Title: The little birds are looking

First Line: Sweet Mabel Montmorency is the girl that I admire

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20447

Title: Oh, sweet Selina!

First Line: A poet midst his midnight oil

4th Ballad

Title: I drove my mare to Banbury fair

First Line: Oh! I drove my mare to Banbury fair

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V9625

Title: Anybody ill

First Line: I am a learned surgeon, and my name is Doctor Quack

Themes:  Doctors

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V25714

Title: You couldn't help it if you were to try

First Line: Some say it was wrong when peeping Tom

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V4830

Title: A scientific simpleton

First Line: A scientific simpleton who struggled fame to gain

Themes:  Inventions

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V8213

Title: Leave it alone

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

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V3846

Title: Fred, tell them to stop

First Line: No doubt you have heard of the great fancy fair

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 7372

Title: The ring my mother wore

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

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13682

Title: Just down the lane

First Line: There's a nice little darling, a beautiful miss

12th Ballad

Title: I'd like it all over again

First Line: Some people are always grumbling about

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V7074

Title: The girl in the pinafore dress

First Line: I scarce know what I'm at, for my heart pit a pat

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V3763

Title: Lord Beaconsfield, or A giant soul has passed away

First Line: A giant soul has passed away

Authors:  Allan, Oswalld'Este, John, Dr.

Subjects:  Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V8761

Title: Betsy Price

First Line: When first I met sweet Betsy Price, I thought her without guile

16th Ballad

Title: My old clay pipe

First Line: I'm a jovial sort of man

Performers:  Clifford, Charles

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V28052

Title: Taking the census of 1881

First Line: About numbering the people

Authors:  Hardwick, James A.

Performers:  Clifford, Charles

Themes:  Census

18th Ballad

Title: Beaconsfield, or Rest in peace and honour

First Line: He sprang from the ranks of the people he loved

Authors:  Horncastle, Georged'Este, John, Dr.

Subjects:  Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V11483

Title: My sweet forget-me-not

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

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V3328

Title: Dot and carry one

First Line: There are many sorts of sweethearts

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 24497

Title: Kiss me, and call me your darling

First Line: Kiss me and all me your darling

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13847

Title: Canadian boat song

First Line: Faintly as tolls the evening chime

23rd 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

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V2913

Title: Keep in de middle ob de road

First Line: When I was a lad my dad would say

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V3905

Title: Children's happy voices

First Line: Oh, how sweet are children's voices

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V29747

Title: Mary had a little lamb

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

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V5823

Title: Oh! what a wicked young man you are

First Line: Was ever a poor girl so pester'd as me

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V5277

Title: My heart is in a flutter

First Line: My heart is in a flutter

Performers:  Harcourt, George

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V32417

Title: I don't love you for that

First Line: A man when in love feels just like a dove

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V4553

Title: The empty cradle, baby's gone

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

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V25928

Title: Up in the gallery on a Saturday night

First Line: I am a boy that enjoys myself

Authors:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Performers:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

32nd Ballad

Title: The young cock cackles as the old cock crows

First Line: It's a well established fact, upon which most people act

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20060

Title: All round the squares

First Line: My friends all say I'm half insane

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V8736

Title: Mother Shipton, or 1881

First Line: A respectable old lady who lived some years ago

Themes:  Courts and lawTimesZulu War, 18791881

35th Ballad

Title: What a nice place to be in

First Line: I have a beau, and you must know he takes me everywhere

36th 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

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V4411

Title: You've been doing something naughty

First Line: Oh, when I was a little boy I was on mischief bent

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V21560

Title: Oh, what a beauty

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

Themes:  Countryman in town

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V6286

Title: The old village school

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

Themes:  EducationRural society

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V14342

Title: Grandmother's cat. Parody on \"Grandfather's clock\"

First Line: My grandmother's cat was too large for the shelf

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V8934

Title: Flirting with the fairies

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

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V17984

Title: She's a daisy

First Line: My Mary Ann's a teacher in a great big School Board schoo

Themes:  Education

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13871

Title: Nancy Lee

First Line: Of all the wives as e'er you know

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V15935

Title: Madame La Sharty, or Biddy the belle of the ballet

First Line: Oh! Madame La Sharty's one name

Themes:  Theaters

45th Ballad

Title: There's a sweet little maid

First Line: There's a sweet little maid, who lives on the hill

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V3721

Title: Courting in the moonlight

First Line: I have a most peculiar style for passing time away

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V20952

Title: \"Sage and onions\"

First Line: I hate cant and humbug, as I hate the Bogie

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Themes:  CharityLand tenure - IrelandCharity Organisation SocietySouth African War, 1880-1881

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V28924

Title: Grandfather's chair [Parody on \"Grandmother's chair\"]

First Line: My grandfather he, at the age of eighty-three

Tune: Grandmother's chair

Authors:  Anthony, George

49th Ballad

Title: Ding Dong; or, The legend of the bells

First Line: Yes! that castle old by wizard is enchanted

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V1441

Title: All in his Sunday clothes

First Line: Tobias, he went for a walk one day

Performers:  Chirgwin, George H., 1854-1922

Themes:  Prostitution

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3025

Title: Under the lilac tree

First Line: Bashful maidens are like flowers

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1195

Title: Grandmother's chair

First Line: My grandmother she at the age eighty-three

54th Ballad - Roud Number: 13941

Title: Oh, dem golden slippers!

First Line: Oh, my golden slippers am laid away

Authors:  Bland, James A., 1854-1911

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V5033

Title: My Katty, kiss 'em

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

56th Ballad - Roud Number: 1777

Title: Oh, Joe, the boat's going over

First Line: It happen'd on one afternoon in the month of May

Themes:  ExcursionsBoating

57th Ballad

Title: I'm a Don, I've got 'em on

First Line: I'm a swell the fact is known

Themes:  Dandies

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V3020

Title: [Ther]e's another jolly row down stairs

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

Themes:  Domestic strifeLodgers

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V1726

Title: The girl in the tight-fitting jersey

First Line: You see that I'm quite in the fashion

Themes:  Clothing

60th Ballad - Roud Number: V20220

Title: Sweeter than jam

First Line: The swells may boast about their girls who ride in Rotten Row

61st Ballad - Roud Number: 12893

Title: That's how you get served when you're old

First Line: One day in the street I just happen'd to meet

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6290

Title: The School Board man

First Line: \"The holy joys of wedded life\" we hear the poets sing

Themes:  Education

63rd Ballad

Title: Nancy fancied a soldier

First Line: In Bermondsey not long ago there lived a little dame

64th 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

65th 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

66th Ballad - Roud Number: V15945

Title: I haven't arrived at the end

First Line: I've been thinking of things in a general way

Authors:  Anthony, George

67th Ballad - Roud Number: V20393

Title: Once more, Harry!

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

68th Ballad - Roud Number: 11511

Title: The cabin with the roses at the door

First Line: The light is fading fast and I'm thinking of the past

Themes:  FarmersAgeMigration

69th Ballad

Title: Meggie and Jo

First Line: Two children sat on the beach

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Oh! ain't I having a day

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of chap

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V34917

Title: I read it in the paper

First Line: My name is Corney Burke, I've got no need to work

72nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25174

Title: Make it as smooth as you can

First Line: As we travel through life, funny people we meet

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3850

Title: Little Robin, tell Kitty I'm coming

First Line: Little Robin, tell Kitty I'm coming

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V29837

Title: Our marriage bells are ringing

First Line: Our marriage bells are ringing

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V8062

Title: Kiss the little ones for me

First Line: Far from home and loving faces

76th Ballad - Roud Number: V26206

Title: To my sweetheart

First Line: Oh, would I had the wealth of worlds

Authors:  Anthony, George

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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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