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Edition - Bod17222

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 5787

Title: The young soldier's letter to his sweethea[rt]

First Line: Farewell my dearest Mary for India I am bound

Subjects:  India

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 19(21a)

Notes:  Slip

Edition - Bod8259

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 7


Ballad - Roud Number: 1618

Title: Young Henry of the raging main

First Line: One summer's morning, as day was dawning

Subjects:  India

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(237)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod14399

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V3770

Title: A new topical song on passing events

First Line: A topical song I am going to try

Subjects:  India

Themes:  Russo-Turkish war

Harding B 13(314)

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Edition - Bod17120

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Imprint: Evans, Printer, Long-lane, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V33577

Title: The starling

First Line: A starling in a cage confin'd

Subjects:  India

Themes:  Lovers reunited

Harding B 25(1839)

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Edition - Bod20734

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V4360

Title: The true lovers' farewell to Ireland

First Line: 'Twas of a summer's evening as I went out to walk

Subjects:  IndiaIreland

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

2806 b.10(85)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod21162

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V20409

Title: The old maids advice to young ladies

First Line: When I was a girl, of eighteen years old

Subjects:  India

Themes:  WealthProfessionsSpinsters

Harding B 11(2812)

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Edition - Bod21983

Imprint Names:  Croshaw, C.

Imprint Locations:  York

Date  between 1814 and 1850

Imprint: C. Croshaw, Printer, Coppergate, York


Ballad - Roud Number: 5897

Title: Irish shore

First Line: You curious searchers of each narration

Subjects:  IndiaIreland

Themes:  Emigration - IrishMythology, classical

2806 b.10(180)

Notes:  Slip


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2806 b.11(151)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 25(924)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod12201

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

Imprint: Henry Disley, Printer, 57, High Street, St. Giles, London. W.C.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 5787

Title: The soldier's letter to his sweetheart!

First Line: Farewell my dearest Mary, for India I am bound

Subjects:  India

Themes:  SoldiersDrunkennessLetter-writing

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 23216

Title: The loom and the lathe

First Line: Like most other men who've been knocking about

Themes:  Social statusProfessions

Harding B 11(3578)

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Edition - Bod8088

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V16087

Title: Dr. de Jongh's cod liver oil

First Line: I'm a poor married man and wretched's my life

Themes:  Domestic relations

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V14837

Title: Fish out of water or, After the Prince did sail

First Line: Has there any one here see Jemima

Subjects:  IndiaEdward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Themes:  Prince of Wales's visit to India, 18751875

Firth b.34(89)

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Edition - Bod17241

Imprint Names:  Birmingham, W.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  c.1867

Notes:  See Carnell (1979); F19 for imprint attribution


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2377

Title: M'Kenna's dream

First Line: One night of late, I chanced to stray, all in the pleasant month of May

Subjects:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 5787

Title: The young soldier's farewell to his sweetheart

First Line: Farewell, my dearest Mary, for India I [am] bound

Subjects:  IndiaIreland

Themes:  Soldiers

Edition - Bod1414

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Imprint: John Evans, Printer, 42, Long-lane, West-smithfield, London

Notes:  Harding B 1(58) is another impression.


Ballad - Roud Number: 622

Title: The Plymouth tragedy

First Line: Beautiful virgins of birth and breeding

References:

ESTC: N71525

Subjects:  India

Themes:  SailorsLovers parted

Harding B 1(57)

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Edition - Bod5977

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed & sold by J. Pitts 14 Great st, Andrew street, 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V9990

Title: The Chcster [sic] garland. In four parts

First Line: A merchant of London as many report

Subjects:  IndiaRussia

Themes:  ChastityDeceptionDisguise

Harding B 3(109)

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Harding B 3(110)

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Edition - Bod5992

Imprint Names:  Evans, J. and C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1821 and 1828

Imprint: London: Printed and sold by J. and C. Evans, Lon[g] lane, Smithfield


Ballad

Title: The faithless captain

First Line: Ye maidens fair, awhile draw near

Subjects:  India

Themes:  Love, unfortunateWomen sailorsSeductionPregnancyShipwreck

Harding B 5(103)

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Edition - Bod11261

Imprint Names:  Dicey, W. and C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1736 and 1763

Imprint: Printed and Sold at the Printing-Office in Bow-Church-Yard, London


Ballad - Roud Number: 622

Title: The Plymouth tragedy: or Fair Susan's overthrow

First Line: Beautiful virgins of birth and breeding

References:

ESTC: T42508

Subjects:  India

Themes:  SailorsLovers parted

Harding B 1(56)

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Edition - Bod11506

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-court


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1060

Title: The farmer's daughter and the gay ploughboy

First Line: You constant lovers give attention

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3572

Title: The battle and the breeze

First Line: To Britain's glorious walls of oak

Subjects:  India

Themes:  SailorsNaval

Harding B 11(1154)

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Edition - Bod12051

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Imprint: John Evans, Printer, 42, Long-lane, West-smithfield, London

Notes:  Harding B 1(57) is another impression.


Ballad - Roud Number: 622

Title: The Plymouth tragedy

First Line: Beautiful virgins of birth and breeding

References:

ESTC: N71526

Subjects:  India

Themes:  SailorsLovers parted

Harding B 1(58)

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Edition - Bod12849

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 12858

Title: William of the ferry

First Line: Near Clyde's gay streams there dwells a maid

Tune: Sweet lass of Richmond hill

Themes:  Press-gangs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V22690

Title: Sailor boy, capering ashore

First Line: Poll, dang't how d'ye do

Subjects:  IndiaSouth Africa

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 28(75)

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Edition - Bod13905

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7560

Title: The constant pair

First Line: Come all you pretty maidens and a story I will tell

Subjects:  IndiaLiverpool (England)

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social statusWomen sailors

2nd Ballad

Title: Vain are music's soothing sounds

First Line: Vain are music's soothing sounds

Harding B 11(679)

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Edition - Bod7589

Imprint Names:  Heywood, J.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Ballad - Roud Number: V19573

Title: God bless 'em, it shows they'n some thowt!

First Line: Is there nob'dy to thank these good folk?

Authors:  Laycock, Samuel, 1826-1893

Subjects:  Lancashire (England)AustraliaIndiaWaugh, Edwin, 1817-1890

Themes:  PovertyGreat Britain - colonies

Firth b.27(303)

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Edition - Bod10850

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed and sold by J Pitts 6, Great st, An-drew street seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: 622

Title: The Plymouth tragedy. Or Fair Susan's overthrow

First Line: Beautiful virgins of birth and breeding

Subjects:  India

Themes:  SailorsLovers parted

Harding B 1(59)

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Johnson Ballads 947

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Edition - Bod8599

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H.P. Such, Machine Printer and Publisher, 177, Union Street, Boro'

Series Identifier: 338


Ballad - Roud Number: 1158

Title: The Rochester lass

First Line: In Rochester city a young damsel did dwell

Subjects:  India

Themes:  SailorsLetter-writing

Firth c.13(179)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8641

Imprint Names:  Birt

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1833 and 1841

Imprint: Birt, [Printer,] 39, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V8633

Title: The gutta percha mania; or, the Snobs done brown

First Line: There is new inventions every day

Subjects:  IndiaBotany Bay (Australia)

Themes:  ShoemakersGutta-percha

Harding B 11(1441)

Notes:  Imprint torn


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Edition - Bod14582

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: pitt, Printer, Wholesale Toy and Ma[rble] Warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew st.


Ballad - Roud Number: V4321

Title: Farewell to Ireland

First Line: Farewell unto the river Bann

Subjects:  India

Themes:  Soldiers, IrishGreat Britain - colonies

2806 b.11(64)

Notes:  Imprint cropped Slip


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Harding B 17(90b)

Notes:  Imprint cropped Slip


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Edition - Bod16494

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Douce Ballads 3(11b) is another impression.


Ballad - Roud Number: 24145

Title: The Chester [garlan]d. In four parts

First Line: A merchant of London, as many report

References:

ESTC: T30566

Subjects:  IndiaRussia

Themes:  ChastityDeceptionDisguise

Harding B 3(108)

Notes:  Title torn.


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Edition - Bod16740

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V600

Title: Let fame sound the trumpet

First Line: Let fame sound the trumpet, and cry to the war!

Subjects:  India

Themes:  Friendship

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15477

Title: Since then I'm doom'd

First Line: Since then I'm doom'd this sad reverse to prove

Harding B 25(1095)

Notes:  Slip Slip


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