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Edition - Bod6134

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

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

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements and prose pieces. Large format

Series Identifier: March's Royalty Songs 109


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5033

Title: My Katty Kiss'em

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

Performers:  Roberts, Arthur, 1852-1933

2nd Ballad

Title: More than ever

First Line: Topical songs are now the rage, more than ever!

Performers:  Macdermott, Gilbert Hastings, 1845-1901

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V28614

Title: Lover's lane

First Line: There's a sylvan path enchanting to all sweethearts in all times

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V4254

Title: A song for other days

First Line: Sing, oh! -- the land, the slighted land

Themes:  Irish

5th 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

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1089

Title: Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled

First Line: Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V30778

Title: The unfinished song

First Line: One day I was sad and weary

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V15281

Title: Where the flow'rets grow

First Line: Sing on ye little birds

Performers:  Danvers, Johnny, 1865-1939

9th Ballad

Title: Unchanging love

First Line: I loved her years and years ago

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V25928

Title: Up in the gallery on a Saturday night

First Line: I am a boy that enjoys myself

Attributation: Written and sung by Frederick Williams

Authors:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Performers:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V15134

Title: Old maids & young maids

First Line: In this glorious city, London, there are many sights we see

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V30546

Title: The little banjo boy

First Line: I never knew a father's love, a mother's tender care

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V16972

Title: Snowdrops and violets

First Line: Snowdrops and violets, laden with dew

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V20918

Title: Gently does the trick

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

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V9910

Title: Three young ladies

First Line: Once, standing in a London street, three ladies met my gaze

Performers:  Tilley, Vesta, 1864-1952

Themes:  Social status

16th Ballad

Title: Thady and I

First Line: I was a simple country girl

Attributation: Dedicated to, and sung by Madame Mary Roze, Miss Mary Davies and Miss Adelaide Mullen

Performers:  Roze, MaryDavies, MaryMullen, Adelaide

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V14020

Title: Mary Green

First Line: Close beside a running brook just outside the town

Authors:  Lamb, Henry

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V30426

Title: Pardoned

First Line: The minster bells have ceased to peal

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V3513

Title: Meadow sweet

First Line: When first we met 'twas in a meadow

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V15159

Title: Up he went like a rocket

First Line: A short time ago in the papers

Performers:  Anderson, Harry

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V2978

Title: When those we love return once more

First Line: Tis only when the sad farewell

Performers:  Bruce, Ernest

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20193

Title: Trade marks

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

Performers:  Beauchamp, George

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: 22882

Title: She stood behind the parlour door

First Line: A certain girl once courted me, called Mary Ann Maloney

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V4232

Title: Told by the cards

First Line: I take up the pack and I deal out the cards

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

25th Ballad

Title: That's evidence

First Line: When a man says a friend he will be to the end

Performers:  Rawlins, W.H., d. 1927

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V7014

Title: Fare thee well, my heart's best treasure

First Line: Fare thee well, me heart's best treasure

Performers:  Murska, Alma de

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V26374

Title: The singer's wish

First Line: If the songs I have sung find a place in your heart

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V29857

Title: That's impossible

First Line: I've often heard some people say

Performers:  Bignell, Charles

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V1637

Title: Meet me at de golden gate

First Line: The time is short and life is sweet

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V449

Title: There is a flower that bloometh

First Line: There is a flow'r that bloometh

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V6459

Title: It pays so much better than work

First Line: I will mention a few little things in this song

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V21039

Title: There's a good time coming

First Line: Boys when you're going to get wed

Performers:  Vance, Eunice

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V9903

Title: Three jolly tars

First Line: Now, once upon a time there were three jolly tars

Authors:  Oxenford, Edward, 1847-1929

34th Ballad

Title: The fire king

First Line: The fire king rose with a mighty voice

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V8368

Title: The female salvation dragoon

First Line: I walked in the City one day

Tune: D---d scamp

Authors:  Chadwick, James

Themes:  Salvation Army

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V6467

Title: 'Twas better so

First Line: Said the maiden with a sigh

37th Ballad - Roud Number: 1240

Title: Old Towler

First Line: Bright chanticleer proclaims the dawn

Authors:  Sheild

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V10189

Title: Oh, dear me

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

39th Ballad - Roud Number: 13632

Title: Wreck of the lifeboat

First Line: In an old fashioned cottage that stands on the cliff

Performers:  Chester, Alfred

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V4854

Title: When I was a young thing

First Line: Oh! when I was a young thing, many years ago

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V7004

Title: Storm and calm

First Line: Of storm and calm this life is made

Performers:  Lennard, Arthur, 1868-1954

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8156

Title: She was right

First Line: Of all the artful women it has

Performers:  Joyce, Sid

43rd Ballad

Title: Then the show begins

First Line: Hi! hi! hi! now don't delay, walk up and be in time

Authors:  Babbington, Charles

Performers:  Rowland, Frank

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V7017

Title: Treasure trove

First Line: 'Twas off the coast of Normandy, a coast of great renown

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V4508

Title: Mutual pity

First Line: Tom, ever jovial, ever gay

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V3427

Title: The golden guineas

First Line: When I was young in the days of yore

Authors:  Weatherly, F.E.Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

Performers:  Foli, Allen James, 1842-1899

47th 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

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V32240

Title: She thought she might as well

First Line: Katie at the garden gate

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V4236

Title: The old organ loft

First Line: I loved, in my childhood's moments

Performers:  Oswald, Charlie, d. 1898

50th Ballad

Title: When you come to drink of it

First Line: What the doctor gives you looks as red as the rose

Authors:  Dales, George

Themes:  Doctors

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V12100

Title: What can you expect for your money?

First Line: No wonder we find a depression in trade

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: 24883

Title: The woodman

First Line: Far remov'd from noise and smoke

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V2147

Title: Somebody's secret

First Line: O, somebody had a secret

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V34962

Title: Don't talk to me about invasion

First Line: In the days of good queen Bess in history we read

Performers:  Nash, John, 1838-1901

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V3110

Title: Dancing round the apple tree

First Line: I courted Miss Matilda Jane, a girl of seventeen

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V2820

Title: She wanted to go to the Derby

First Line: I once fell in love with a duck of a girl

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V13415

Title: The warder's story, or Waiting to hear the verdict

First Line: In the public service sad cases I've met

Performers:  Chester, Alfred

Themes:  PrisonsCrime - 19th century

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V17008

Title: Only a little love token

First Line: Only a stroll in the spring of the year

Performers:  French, A.W.

59th Ballad

Title: Love will wake

First Line: They say that love can never sleep

60th Ballad - Roud Number: V19054

Title: Somebody whispered so sweetly

First Line: Where is the harm if she met him

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V29991

Title: Untasted sweets

First Line: Cousin Bertha and her brothers

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V21038

Title: The time is coming

First Line: Some say I'm seeking place, and

Subjects:  Gordon, Charles, 1833-1885

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th centuryParliamentary reform, 1867

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8098

Title: Whenever the sleigh bells jingle

First Line: There's not a heart that doesn't start

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V20204

Title: Timothy Titus

First Line: Now, \"What's in a name?\" says Shakespeare

Subjects:  Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V3180

Title: The whistling wife

First Line: You've heard about the latest fad

Performers:  Randall, Harry, 1860-1932

66th Ballad - Roud Number: V5277

Title: My heart is in a flutter

First Line: My heart is in a flutter

Performers:  Harcourt, George

67th Ballad - Roud Number: V15044

Title: Why do I love

First Line: Why do I love you Janet mine?

68th Ballad - Roud Number: V9423

Title: Shoulder to shoulder

First Line: The storm long brewing's burst at last

69th Ballad - Roud Number: V9462

Title: The medical student

First Line: I'm a medical student I am

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V31103

Title: They're after me

First Line: To be a man sought after ev'rywhere is rather sweet

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V13797

Title: You men you think you're tricky

First Line: When boys and girls meet they think they are in love

Performers:  Cavendish, Nellie

72nd Ballad - Roud Number: V32623

Title: A song of the Ganges

First Line: The sun was gone the forest slept

Authors:  Weatherly, F.E.Moncrieff, L., Mrs.

Performers:  Gomez, Alice, d. 1922

Subjects:  India

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V30100

Title: That moved him

First Line: A quiet little street is mine, and quietness is right

Authors:  Morton, R.

Performers:  Rudd, Austin

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V4578

Title: Hush and sleep

First Line: The roaring waves are dashing loud

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V6766

Title: Sweetheart

First Line: I stand beneath the trysting tree

76th Ballad - Roud Number: V20922

Title: Gladness or sadness

First Line: I heard it that day when we said good-bye

77th Ballad

Title: Her boy, or she was standing upon the quay

First Line: From the harbour at Queenstown, one bright summer's day

Authors:  Wilmott, CharlesPowell, Orlando

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

78th Ballad - Roud Number: V18355

Title: Timothy Tubbs

First Line: Tim Tubbs was very tubby and

Performers:  Lennard, Arthur, 1868-1954

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Edition - Bod3252

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. Large format

Series Identifier: R. March's Copyright Edition 889


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 24884

Title: The soldier's adieu

First Line: Adieu, adieu, my only life

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5457

Title: Saved by a child

First Line: 'Twas a golden, radiant Sabbath morn

Performers:  McKay, Iver

Themes:  Religion

3rd Ballad

Title: Serenade -- \"Dreaming\"

First Line: Forest and meadows in moonbeams are dreaming

Attributation: Sung by Master Frank Peskett and Mr. Stedman's Choir Boys

Performers:  Peskett, FrankMr. Stedman's Choir Boys

4th Ballad

Title: The scent of the roses

First Line: I open an ancient casket

Performers:  Cole, Belle, 1845-1905

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V26374

Title: The singer's wish

First Line: If the songs I have sung find a place in your heart

6th Ballad

Title: So did Uncle Charley

First Line: For three months I've been on the Q T

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V10181

Title: So are we all, dear boys!

First Line: I'm one of the fellows who never say die

Performers:  Vance

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V33249

Title: So it was

First Line: I have a most confiding wife

Performers:  Macdermott, Gilbert Hastings, 1845-1901

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V6464

Title: So much the better for you

First Line: To you that have plenty of money I say

Performers:  Bonehill, Bessie, d. 1902

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V20240

Title: The shy young girl

First Line: While walking in the park, my friends

Attributation: Written and sung by Charles Clifford

Authors:  Clifford, Charles

Performers:  Clifford, Charles

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13899

Title: The soldier's dream

First Line: Our bugles sang truce, for the night cloud had lower'd

Authors:  Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

Themes:  Military

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V27308

Title: That's the only bit of comfort I have got

First Line: Some day -- well so they tell me, we shall all be better off

Themes:  Family life

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V6468

Title: 'Twere better so!

First Line: All around the flow'rs are fading

Performers:  Myers, Clara

14th Ballad

Title: She's changed by boots for a set of jugs

First Line: \"What is it?\" and \"Where has it sprung from?\"

Themes:  Domestic economy

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V25434

Title: A soldier of fortune am I

First Line: Yes a soldier of fortune am I

Performers:  Martin, J.B.Mohawk Minstrels

Themes:  Soldiers

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V34929

Title: Soldier Jim

First Line: For a \"rogue about town\" you could safely set down

Themes:  Military

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V21731

Title: She may have gone to Germany

First Line: Oh frailty thy name is woman

18th Ballad

Title: The silent choir

First Line: I wander'd one moonlight evening

Themes:  Ruins

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V4407

Title: Something rather dangerous, something rather nice

First Line: To pass away the time I will endeavour

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 24448

Title: She was

First Line: I sing of Martha my dear wife

Themes:  Domestic relations

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V8203

Title: She called in a broker

First Line: I'm not going to sing that she's marmalade jam, or anything like it so sweet

Authors:  Johnson, BobPage, Charles

Themes:  Domestic relations

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V17984

Title: She's a daisy

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

Themes:  Education

23rd 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

Attributation: Written, composed, and sung by John Read

Authors:  Read, John

Performers:  Read, John

Themes:  Amusements

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V1089

Title: Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled

First Line: Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled

Subjects:  Scotland

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V34081

Title: She boxed my ears with a frying pan

First Line: I am a chicken hearted man

Performers:  Windley, Harry

Themes:  Domestic violence

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V1693

Title: The scarlet runners

First Line: The scarlet runners we are called

Themes:  Military

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V34928

Title: Salisbury and Gladstone

First Line: A few days ago whilst I was in town

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

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th centuryHome Rule - Ireland

28th Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

Themes:  Soldiers

29th Ballad

Title: The seat in the chimney corner Or, How's that for sixty- three?

First Line: Oh! It's more than forty years ago

Themes:  Old age

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V16972

Title: Snowdrops and violets

First Line: Snowdrops and violets, laden with dew

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V19054

Title: Somebody whispered so sweetly

First Line: Where is the harm if she met him

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V28123

Title: Six months' hard

First Line: Last week while passing Bow Street I had nothing much to do

Performers:  Campbell, Herbert, 1844-1904

Subjects:  Spurgeon, Charles Haddon, 1834-1892Irving, Henry, 1838-1905

Themes:  Courts and lawExeter Hall (London, England)

33rd Ballad

Title: Signor Macstinger

First Line: I sing of a feminine gender

Performers:  Lloyd, Arthur, 1840-1904

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V4230

Title: The squire, or, \"Far from the madding crowd\"

First Line: Squire Squeekem was a male, and he had been so from his birth

Performers:  Godfrey, Charles, 1851-1900

Themes:  City vs. countryRural society

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V32240

Title: She thought she might as well

First Line: Katie at the garden gate

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V10181

Title: So are we all, dear boys!

First Line: I'm one of the fellows who never say die

Performers:  Vance

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V17183

Title: Songs of childhood

First Line: Songs of childhood! how they haunt us

Performers:  Elliott, Meredyth

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V9423

Title: Shoulder to shoulder

First Line: The storm long brewing's burst at last

Themes:  War

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V29939

Title: I've done it

First Line: It's a well-known fact that we often go out on the spree

Authors:  Wincott, H.

Performers:  Bignell, Charles

40th Ballad

Title: Too sweet to last

First Line: When in the calm and tinted sea

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V32832

Title: Two sides to a hedge

First Line: This side the hedge, two \"golden youths\"

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V32626

Title: The sultan's daughter

First Line: The Sultan's daughter, dreaming, stood

Performers:  Vagnolini, Marie

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 24884

Title: The soldier's adieu

First Line: Adieu! adieu! my only life

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Performers:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V4590

Title: Sleep, my loved one!

First Line: Sleep, the shades of night are falling

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V11111

Title: Tzim! tzim! tzig-a-zig-zigs

First Line: A countess, if he signs the deed

Attributation: Comic duet sung by Madlle. Vanoni and Mr. Arthur Roberts

Performers:  Vanoni, MarieRoberts, Arthur, 1852-1933

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V4409

Title: Something went wrong with the works

First Line: I'm in an awful rage to-night

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V30246

Title: Sowing and reaping

First Line: Forth went a youth a ploughing, in grey and chilly dawning

Themes:  Agricultural laborersRural society

48th Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V27404

Title: Two singers

First Line: Two singers loved the daughter of a king

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V3332

Title: The beggar child's dream

First Line: The snow had robed the earth in white

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V27391

Title: Think of this, think of that

First Line: Mrs. Brown she had a daughter whose age was seventeen or more

Attributation: Written, composed and sung by John Read

Authors:  Read, John

Performers:  Read, John

Themes:  Marriage - women

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: V26173

Title: St. George, and merry England

First Line: There are three nations on the earth

Performers:  Graham, Ada

Themes:  Patriotism

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V28704

Title: Sing on

First Line: Old age with many a genial grace

Performers:  Pierpoint, Bantock

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V32949

Title: Such a mash!

First Line: A creature whom I know, whom I know, whom I know

Performers:  Power, Nelly, 1851-1887

55th Ballad

Title: Sophia phia phia

First Line: There is a very pretty girl whom I admire

Performers:  Lloyd, Arthur, 1840-1904

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V31044

Title: Sweet lavender

First Line: 'Twas only a loving look, by blue eyes fondly thrown

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V12444

Title: The sun shines bright at last

First Line: Dear Jenny you remember how I told you long ago

Performers:  Fielding, Ben, 1849-1893

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V2848

Title: Sally with the coal black eye

First Line: Oh, Sally is the girl that won my heart

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V25656

Title: [Squee]ze my little finger

First Line: This world's made up of sweets and sours

Performers:  Ripon, George, d. 1908

60th Ballad

Title: Speak to me

First Line: Why turn away when I draw near

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V30482

Title: Solomon's proverbs

First Line: I'm Solomon the second, and I've very often reckon'd

Performers:  Hunter, G.W.

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6809

Title: The smugglers

First Line: From Brighton two Paddies walked under the cliff

Themes:  Irish

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3107

Title: Under the greenwood tree

First Line: Under the greenwood tree

64th Ballad - Roud Number: 24506

Title: Sweet chiming bells

First Line: Like a dream ye came to cheer me

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V4628

Title: Sweet little blue eyed Nell

First Line: Although I'm not a tip top swell

66th Ballad - Roud Number: V32911

Title: Stop it!

First Line: If there's one thing more than another I hate

67th Ballad - Roud Number: V7202

Title: The Swiss toy seller

First Line: From Switzerland I come to you

Themes:  Immigrants - Great Britain

68th Ballad - Roud Number: V23088

Title: The Shoreditch handicap

First Line: When I went out last Easter time to Epping's calm retreat

Performers:  Randall, Harry, 1860-1932

69th Ballad

Title: Send that cook to me

First Line: Kind people pray attention pay

Themes:  Servants

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V4893

Title: The soldier dolly

First Line: There once was a sweet tiny maiden

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V4254

Title: A song for other days

First Line: \"Sing oh! -- the land, the slighted land\"

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Politics and government - Ireland, 19th century

72nd Ballad

Title: She'd kept them all for me

First Line: The lady I have made my wife was once a sweet young miss

Performers:  Lloyd, Arthur, 1840-1904

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V6335

Title: Susan Sweet

First Line: Miss Susan Sweet's a charming girl, whose face is like her name

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V28287

Title: Shreds and patches

First Line: While the yule log bright is burning

Themes:  Poverty

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V6806

Title: The soldier's return

First Line: We parted with a cheerful smile

Themes:  Soldiers

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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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